Macular Degeneration and Retinal Detachment

The macula is a small area located near the centre of the retina at the back of the eye.  The macula contains a naturally occurring protective substance called the macular pigment, which is made of three carotenoid pigments, lutein, zeaxanthin and meso-zeaxanthin.  These help to protect the eye tissue from photodamage, enhance retinal Continue reading

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