Macular pigment and its contribution to visual performance and experience

Macular pigment and its contribution to visual performance and experience By James Loughmana, Peter A. Davisona, John M. Nolanb, M.C. Akkalib, Stephen Beatty There is now a consensus, based on histological, biochemical and spectral absorption data, that the yellow colour observed at the macula lutea is a consequence of the selective accumulation of dietary xanthophylls…

The Impact of Macular Pigment Augmentation on Visual Performance Using Different Carotenoid Formulations

The Impact of Macular Pigment Augmentation on Visual Performance Using Different Carotenoid Formulations By James Loughman, John M. Nolan, Alan N. Howard,5 Eithne Connolly, Katie Meagher, and Stephen Beatty These results suggest that supplementation with all three macular carotenoids potentially offered advantages over preparations lacking MZ, both in terms of MPOD response and visual performance…

Influence of the dietary carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin on visual performance: application to baseball

Influence of the dietary carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin on visual performance: application to baseball By: Billy R Hammond Jr and Laura M Fletcher Macular pigment (MP) is composed of the yellow, blue-absorbing carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin. Although distributed throughout the visual system, MP is heavily concentrated in the central retinal area (eg, screening the foveal…

Effect of Lutein and Zeaxanthin on Macular Pigment and Visual Function in Patients with Early Age-related Macular Degeneration

Effect of Lutein and Zeaxanthin on Macular Pigment and Visual Function in Patients with Early Age-related Macular Degeneration By: Le Ma, MD, Shao-Fang Yan, MD, Yang-Mu Huang, MD, Xin-Rong Lu, MsC, Fang Qian, MsC, Hong-Lei Pang, MsC, Xian-Rong Xu, MD, Zhi-Yong Zou, MD, Peng-Cheng Dong, MsC, Xin Xiao, MsC, Xun Wang, MsC, Ting-Ting Sun, MsC,Hong-Liang…