Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Details

Flood, V. M. & Mitchell, P. 2008, 'Vision and maintaining eye sight', Scientific Consensus Workshop Omega-3 Fatty Acids for Baby Boomers, vol. October 2008, pp. 18-21.


The most important diseases causing visual impairment in people as they age include age-related macular degeneration, cataract, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy and retinal vein occlusion. This discussion paper will limit itself to reviewing common eye diseases which have investigated the relationship to the consumption of omega-3s and fish: age-related macular degeneration (AMD), cataract and retinal vessel changes.