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Macular carotenoids can have positive effects on visual function

July 19, 2016

Researchers found that in subjects free of retinal disease and with low macular pigment, supplementation with a formulation containing carotenoids lutein, zeaxanthin and mesozeaxanthin resulted in measurable improvements in vision, according to a study in Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science.

The CREST Trial 1 is a parallel group, double-blind, placebo-controlled, block-randomized trial investigating the impact of macular carotenoid supplementation on visual function in normal subjects with low macular pigment (MP) at baseline, researchers wrote.

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Gerson addresses ocular nutrition controversies, supplements, AREDS2

July 1, 2016
BOSTON – It is important to know what is in a bottle of vitamins, not just what the bottle says or claims to do, Jeffry Gerson, OD, said here at Optometry’s…
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Ferrucci: ODs play important role in diabetes for whole body health, not just vision

June 30, 2016
BOSTON – Steven Ferrucci, OD, FAAO, discusses the systemic aspects of diabetes here at Optometry’s Meeting. Ferrucci is chief of optometry at the Sepulveda…

BLOG: Why are you taking that?

June 24, 2016
A long-time patient presented for an exam the other day. This is a patient that I look forward to seeing, as we have some common interests that we chat about during his…
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Optical tests may serve as biomarkers in mTBI

July 14, 2016
BOSTON – Researchers found that pupillary light reflex and near point of convergence may serve as objective…
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Study finds marketing affects prescribing behavior

July 13, 2016
BOSTON – Optometrists earned more than $18 million in 2014 as a result of financial relationships with the…
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Alcon launches daily disposable multifocal

July 14, 2016
Alcon introduced Dailies Total1 Multifocal contact lenses, which are designed to address end-of-day dryness and…
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Macular carotenoids can have positive effects on visual function

July 19, 2016
Researchers found that in subjects free of retinal disease and with low macular pigment, supplementation with a formulation containing carotenoids…

Meeting News CoverageVideo

Gerson addresses ocular nutrition controversies, supplements, AREDS2

July 1, 2016
BOSTON – It is important to know what is in a bottle of vitamins, not just what the bottle says or claims to do, Jeffry Gerson, OD, said…

Meeting News CoverageVideo

Ferrucci: ODs play important role in diabetes for whole body health, not just vision

June 30, 2016
BOSTON – Steven Ferrucci, OD, FAAO, discusses the systemic aspects of diabetes here at Optometry’s Meeting. Ferrucci is chief of…

BLOG: Why are you taking that?

June 24, 2016
A long-time patient presented for an exam the other day. This is a patient that I look forward to seeing, as we have some common interests that we…

Bausch + Lomb launches AREDS 2, multivitamin combination

June 16, 2016
Bausch + Lomb introduced PreserVision AREDS 2 Formula + Multivitamin, which contains the Age-Related Eye Disease Study 2 formula with other vitamins…

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VIDEO: Common imaging device shown to accurately measure macular pigment

May 6, 2016
SEATTLE – Researchers have used dual wavelength autofluorescence to measure macular pigment with new software in the Heidelberg Spectralis. …

BLOG: Changes in the blue light conversation – digital screens, retinal damage

April 13, 2016
Last week’s blog addressed how the blue light discussion has progressed from fringe to more mainstream, with topics including age-related…

In the Journals

Genetic factors, vitamin C intake influence cataract progression

March 24, 2016
Researchers reported the progression of nuclear cataract over a 10-year period is influenced by genetic factors, with a heritability of 35% in…

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ZeaVision enhances online resources

February 26, 2016
ATLANTA – ZeaVision introduced its expanded and redesigned Eye Care Support Program Portal now available on its website. ZeaVision President…

Perspectives on Glaucoma

Intake of green, leafy vegetables associated with lower POAG risk

January 25, 2016
Greater intake of dietary nitrate and green, leafy vegetables was associated with a 20% to 30% lower primary open-angle glaucoma risk, particularly…

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