What is Macular Health in Birmingham AL

What is MPOD Macular pigment is comprised of Zeaxanthin and Lutein, which are found in the center of the macula (fovea) at a natural 2:1 ratio. MPOD (Macular Pigment Optical Density) is important for three specific reasons: 1. Low macular pigment is a key risk factor for Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD), the leading cause of significant vision loss over age 55 2. Macular pigment absorbs harmful blue light, protecting the photo-receptors from damage 3. Macular pigment improves visual performance, including:

  • Visual acuity
  • Contrast sensitivity
  • Light sensitivity
  • Glare recovery