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Effects of Lutein Supplementation on Macular Pigment Optical Density and Visual Acuity in Patients with Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Effects of Lutein Supplementation on Macular Pigment Optical Density and Visual Acuity in Patients with Age-Related Macular Degeneration.

By: Gu¨nther Weigert, Semira Kaya, Berthold Pemp, Stefan Sacu, Michael Lasta, Rene´ Marcel Werkmeister, Nikolaus Dragostinoff, Christian Simader, Gerhard Garho¨fer, Ursula Schmidt-Erfurth, and Leopold Schmetterer

The present study demonstrates that lutein supplementation
increases MPOD, as assessed with an objective method. The correlation between the change in MPOD and the change in VA and MDLT indicates that patients who show a pronounced increase in MPOD also benefit in terms of visual function.

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