SUPPLEMENTATION WITH THREE DIFFERENT MACULAR CAROTENOID FORMULATIONS IN PATIENTS WITH EARLY AGE-RELATED MACULAR DEGENERATION

SUPPLEMENTATION WITH THREE DIFFERENT MACULAR CAROTENOID FORMULATIONS IN PATIENTS WITH EARLY AGE-RELATED MACULAR DEGENERATION By: SARAH SABOUR-PICKETT, PHD, STEPHEN BEATTY, MD, FRCOPHTH, EITHNE CONNOLLY, BSC, JAMES LOUGHMAN, PHD, JIM STACK, PHD, ALAN HOWARD, PHD, RONALD KLEIN, MD, MPH, BARBARA E. KLEIN, MD, MPH, STACY M. MEUER, BSC, CHELSEA E. MYERS, MSTAT, KWADWO O. AKUFFO, OD,…

Genetic Evidence for Role of Carotenoids in Age-Related Macular Degeneration in the Carotenoids in Age-Related Eye Disease Study (CAREDS)

Genetic Evidence for Role of Carotenoids in Age-Related Macular Degeneration in the Carotenoids in Age-Related Eye Disease Study (CAREDS) By: Kristin J. Meyers, Julie A. Mares, Robert P. Igo Jr, Barbara Truitt, Zhe Liu, Amy E. Millen, Michael Klein, Elizabeth J. Johnson, Corinne D. Engelman, Chitra K. Karki, Barbara Blodi, Karen Gehrs, Lesley Tinker, Robert…

Macular Pigment and Its Contribution to Vision

Macular Pigment and Its Contribution to Vision By: Ekaterina Loskutova, John Nolan, Alan Howard and Stephen Beatty Three dietary carotenoids, lutein (L), zeaxanthin (Z) and meso-zeaxanthin (MZ) accumulate at the central retina (macula), where they are collectively referred to as macular pigment (MP). MP’s pre-receptoral absorption of blue light and consequential attenuation of the effects…