The Importance of Maintaining a Healthy Macula - Video Interview

May 11, 2017
2 min read

Maintaining a healthy macula is vital for vision. Here is what you need to know about macular health, risk factors, and macular pigments.

In this video interview, filmed at Vision Expo West, Gordon Bethwaite, Vice President, Sales and Marketing at Guardion Health Sciences, Inc. talks retina and the standard of care in the modern eye examination.

Dry eye and ocular surface disease has been the subject of much attention in the eyecare community. There is a lot that can be said about the retina however and how we examine it, and how we explain the importance of it to our patients.

Watch more on how to educate patients on the importance of retinal health and the role it plays in vision:

There are different risk factors that play a role in maintaining a healthy macula.

These risk factors include modifiable and non-modifiable elements which can greatly influence the macular pigments which are vital in macular health.

Learn more about the different risk factors, and how you can educate your patients about them.

Macular pigments also play a major role in maintaining a healthy macula.

Macular pigments play a massive role in providing oxidative stress relief. They also serve as a filter to high energy blue light to reduce the amount of light progressing through the sensory retina.

Learn more about why this is important and how these pigments accomplish this.

We know that macular pigment is important, but is there a way to measure it?

There are ways to test macular pigment levels in the eye. There is a new device coming to market that will be able to measure macular pigment optical density. It's a repeatable and accurate test that is easy to perform.

Here is what you need to know about it and how it can fit into your practice.

Be sure to watch for upcoming videos on measures you can take to maintain a healthy macula, including nutritional supplements.

More questions about maintaining macular health? Comment below!

About Antonio Chirumbolo, OD

Antonio works in Client Marketing at CovalentCareers. His passions are everything and anything digital media.