This term is used in connection with possible treatments for choroidal neovascularization - wherein new blood vessels grow, excessively, in an area of the eye damaged by trauma, macular-degeneration, or other causes.
Antiangiogenic refers to medicines that restrict or inhibit the growth of new blood vessels. Dietary elements can also have an antiangiogenic effect.
Many foods naturally provide antiangiogenic components, including, but not limited to:
- Green tea and red wine
- Fruits such as berries, citrus, apples, pineapple, cherries and grapes
- Leafy greens such as kale and bok choi
- Herbs such as parsley and garlic and spices including licorice, turmeric, and nutmeg
- Healthy oils such as olive and grape seed oil
Related conditions: choroidal neovascularization, .