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Many of the diseases leading to blindness such as cataract, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy and age-related macular degeneration correlate with the patient’s age.
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Even genetic disorders such as retinitis pigmentosa can be considered ‘premature aging of the retina’, and further, dry eye or presbyopia, which can dramatically affect quality of vision, are age related. Antiaging research becomes more and more important these days, although the fundamentals are not yet general standard in the clinic; however, reactive oxygen species control seems to be the beginning. In the future, a proper diet, including calorie restriction or antioxidant food factors, antioxidant supplements, exercise as well as drug intervention may play a vital role in the struggle against age-related eye disorders. This volume shows the latest developments and will be a valuable update on the subject of age-related eye diseases not only for ophthalmologists, but also for general physicians.