TILAPIA · with Rainbow Swiss Chard and Red Pepper Sauce · INGREDIENTS 2 tilapia filet 1 bunch rainbow swiss chard 1 clove garlic 1 red pepper 1 beet 1 bay leaf extra virgin olive oil S&P to taste (optional) italian parsley — flat leaf parsley TECHNIQUE Red Pepper Sauce: Chop 1 red bell pepper- medium sized dice Peel 1 small red beet,… More →

Lutein, Zeaxanthin and Meso-Zeaxanthin Across the Lifespan

The idea that a select few dietary nutrients could serve functions as varied as normal brain development, eye protection, skin protection, cardiovascular health, reaction time improvement, cognitive function enhancement, and age-related disease prevention at first seems preposterous. Indeed, any reasonable person approached with such a claim should be highly skeptical, and ask for the evidence. In the following [article], I… More →

The Three Macular Carotenoids: Complementary Functions of Lutein, Zeaxanthin and Meso-Zeaxanthin


Lutein and the two zeaxanthin isomers, RR-zeaxanthin (3R,3’R-zeaxanthin) and meso-zeaxanthin (3R,3’S-RS-zeaxanthin) are the only three carotenoids found in the eye, specifically in the macula of the retina (Bone et al. 1997). RR-zeaxanthin and meso-zeaxanthin are both considered zeaxanthin; they differ only in the spatial orientation of the hydroxyl group on the C3’ chiral position (Nolan et al. 2013 – see… 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 →

A Recipe for Eye Health: BBQ Grilled Wild Salmon with Braised Kale

Summer is coming to an end, but there’s still ample time left to do some barbequing! You already know that when it comes to eye health, proper nutrition is imperative. Maintaining a balanced diet and consuming sufficient carotenoids (namely lutein, zeaxanthin and meso-zeaxanthin) can help to ensure that eye sight stays sharp and can even aid in warding off age-related… More →

Thank You for Your Support During AMD Awareness Month!

Thank You For Your Support Chalk Illustration

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 →

Lutein: Important for Eye Health.. and Brain Function?

The link between carotenoids and eye health is no secret. In fact, some of the first reports of the correlation were reported by Dr. Johanna Seddon and her colleagues at Harvard University back in 1994. Yes, it was as much as 20 years ago that Dr. Seddon and her team initially established the link between intake of carotenoid rich foods… More →

Meso-Zeaxanthin: Safe and Natural

In a recent article posted on nutraingredients.com, Professor John Nolan, principal investigator for the Macular Pigment Research Group at Waterford Institute of Technology in Ireland defended Meso-Zeaxanthin; a carotenoid that the same publication deemed unsafe and claimed was being fraudulently sold. In the article, Nolan discussed his opinions surrounding Meso-Zeaxanthin and its role in the treatment of macular degeneration. Nolan… More →

Eliminating Blindness from Macular Degeneration

Macular degeneration

In honour of AMD Awareness Month, Dr. Michael Tolentino of the Center for Retina & Macular Disease in Florida was kind enough to write a guest post for AMDblog.org. In this article, Dr. Tolentino discusses the progression of AMD, treatment methods and more. Just a decade ago, if you we were given the diagnosis of macular degeneration, these words would… More →

Dealing with Macular Degeneration: 8 Tips for Caregivers

helping AMD patients

Has someone close to you been diagnosed with age-related macular degeneration? If so, you already know that an AMD diagnosis affects both patient and surrounding loved ones. While low vision specialists, nurses and doctors all provide important and specific guidance, it is often the patient’s family members who provide day-to-day assistance. And whether you’re a daughter, son, sister, or best… More →