Macular Pigment’s Role in Improving Vision in Young and Healthy Patients

Written by John Nolan, PhD Carotenoids are a group of more than 700 pigments, ubiquitous throughout nature and synthesized de novo mainly by photosynthetic organisms (plants and algae). Three carotenoids in particular — lutein (L), zeaxanthin (Z) and meso-zeaxanthin (MZ) — make up the macular pigment (MP). Located in a central and prereceptorial location at the macula, the anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and… More →

EYE HEALTHY RECIPE

BRAISED KALE SALAD · with Hard Cooked Eggs ·   INGREDIENTS 3 Cups Kale 2 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 5 Baby Carrots ( can substitute regular carrots) 5 Asparagus spears 2 tablespoons dried cherries ( can substitute dried cranberries or blueberries) ½ cup Red wine ½ cup Balsamic vinegar 1 teaspoon sugar (optional) S&P to taste (salt optional) 2 Hard Cooked Eggs… More →

Experts Highlight the Benefits of Carotenoids on Ocular Health and Beyond

Dr. Michael Tolentino is an Orlando, Florida retina specialist and early inventor of anti-VEGF injectable medications. In the September 2015 Primary Eyecare Optometry News article, he reported that several patients with wet AMD in his practice given Macuhealth twice daily to delay or defer injections resulted in improved acuity and resolution of subretinal/intraretinal fluid on OCT. He stated in the… More →

Could Your Eye Vitamins be Making Macular Degeneration Worse?

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‘Could your eye vitamins be making macular degeneration worse?’ The alarming (yet intriguing) notion was recently discussed by Canadian optometrist, Richard Maharaj via his blog, Eyes on Eyes. In the article, Dr. Maharaj reviews some of the recent findings surrounding the important role of genetics in prescribing nutritional eye supplements. Maharaj refers to the recent scientific research of Dr. Carl Awh et… More →

8 Ways to Prevent or Halt Macular Degeneration

“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” The classic proverb was coined by Benjamin Franklin, who was obviously referencing the concept that it is easier to stop something from happening in the first place than to repair the damage after it has already been done. The notion rings true for many instances, particularly where eye disease is… More →

Thank You for Your Support During AMD Awareness Month!

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MacuHealth would like to extend a sincere thank you to everyone who shared content, used the campaign hashtags and discussed age-related macular degeneration in any way, shape or form during February. (AMD Awareness month) An additional special thank you goes to all of the doctors, technicians and receptionists who displayed and promoted AMD educational materials within their practices. It is so important for patients… More →

Disease Severity in One Eye May Predict Macular Degeneration Progression Rate in the Other

A new study has determined that the level of age-related macular degeneration in one eye is strongly associated with the risk of developing the disease and its progression rate in the other eye. A research team from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, gathered and analyzed data from over 4,000 subjects. The results of the study… More →

Supplementation with Three Different Macular Carotenoid Formulations in Patients with Early AMD

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A recent study published by the Journal of Retina researched the effects of three different macular carotenoid formulations in patients with early age-related macular degeneration. The 36 month study is the longest of its kind and was comprised of 52 subjects who all suffer from early AMD. By using three different carotenoid formulations (one being mostly lutein, another being the… More →

The Ingredients that Make MacuHealth Miraculous

So you or someone you know has been diagnosed with macular degeneration. Well, you’re not alone. The sight stealing disease affects over 30 million people worldwide. If you’re like most, you probably don’t know a lot about AMD- nor do you fully understand what’s going on inside your retina. Odds are you have a plethora of questions for your eye… More →