Macular Degeneration

Vitamin D shows eye health benefits: Study

Vitamin D shows eye health benefits: Study

By Stephen Daniells

Dietary supplements of vitamin D3 may boost visual function in lab mice, suggests a new study from the UK with potential implications for the eye health market.

Lutein does not help maintain normal vision, EFSA has said for the third time. But was that the applied-for claim?

EFSA health claim opinion

Baffled and rejected lutein players: 'EFSA did not evaluate our eye claim'

By Shane Starling

Lutein partners DSM and Kemin may submit an article 13.5 lutein-eye health claim dossier after the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) this week rejected the carotenoid for the third time – but first they want EFSA to explain why it changed the claim...

Zeaxanthin may match lutein for MPOD boost: RCT

Zeaxanthin may match lutein for MPOD boost: RCT

By Stephen Daniells

Supplements of zeaxanthin may increase the macula pigment optical density (MPOD) as much as lutein, and boost the functioning of cones in retina, says a new study.

Zeaxanthin improves elderly vision

Zeaxanthin improves elderly vision

Elderly people have better night vision and are better able to discern fine details, when taking zeaxanthin, a military study has found.

Meta-analysis supports lutein’s eye health benefits

Meta-analysis supports lutein’s eye health benefits

By Stephen Daniells

High dietary intake of lutein and zeaxanthin, compounds with a long history of eye health benefits, may reduce the risk of late-stage age-related macular degeneration (AMD), but they show little effect in the early stages of the disease, claims a new...

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