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PURPOSE. The three carotenoids lutein, zeaxanthin, and meso-zeaxanthin, are found at the macula and referred to as macular pigment (MP). This study was undertaken to investigate determinants of MP in a large randomly selected sample from the Republic of Ireland (as part of The Irish Longitudinal Study
Nolan JM, Feeney J, Kenny RA, Cronin H, O’Regan C, Savva GM, Loughman J, Finucane C, Connolly E, Meagher K, Beatty S, ,. (2012). Determinants of macular pigment: the Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA). Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci, DOI: 10.1167/iovs.11-9367.