Macular Degeneration and Nutrition:
Spinach, turnip, leafy greens are rich in Lutein, a component which can shield you from cell damage. Salmon, walnuts are loaded with Omega 3 fatty acids which work on protecting retina. Berries, cherries, grapes etc improve blood flow in the body and prevent blockages from forming in arteries. This means good oxygen flow to retina. Green tea is also good in preventing macular degeneration as it prevents loss of fluid and blood from eye.
Glaucoma and Diet:
To prevent the incidence of glaucoma, chromium and vitamin C intake should be proper. Chromium is present in starchy fruits, vegetables, egg yolk etc. Vitamin C is present in oranges, lemons, gooseberry, cabbages, green leafy vegetables etc. These are required for the proper working of eye muscles.
Dry Eye and Diet:
When the body is low in fatty acids the dry eye condition may occur.
So consuming fish, flaxseed, fish oil, soybeans, and diet rich in Vitamins A, C, D, E, Magnesium, DHA, can reduce the condition of dry eyes. Drinking plenty of water can also improve the tear film present in the eye.
A Note of Warning:
Do not go for popping pills of vitamins or anti oxidants supplements as too much of a good thing can be bad for you. Always consult your doctor before partaking supplements and eat a well balanced diet to be safe.