Dear Friends: In our practice, we focus on early prevention and screening for glaucoma. But did you know that macular degeneration is much more prevalent than glaucoma? We have advanced diagnostic technology, such as fundus photography and OCT testing, as well as MPOD testing to assess your risk for and presence of macular degenerationContinue reading “How to Prevent Macular Degeneration”
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Why Test MPOD?
What is MPOD? Good news! We can measure your macular pigment optical density (MPOD) in our office! This is just one metric in many tests to assess your eye health, but we have seen a high correlation between poor diet/health and low MPOD scores. from Eyepromise: Unfortunately, 78% of the general population in the U.S.Continue reading “Why Test MPOD?”
MPOD a biomarker for health!
Every year, we make New Year’s resolutions for healthier diet and exercise! Did you know that those with serious medical conditions are more at risk for eye problems? For the past few years, we have been measuring macular pigment to assess risk for macular degeneration and as a biomarker for health. How Macular Pigment WorksContinue reading “MPOD a biomarker for health!”
How well are you eating?
If you have risk factors for macular degeneration, such as family history or smoking, and your eye examination revealed changes in your retina, we recommend lifestyle changes such as nutritional supplementation and blue light filtering lenses. With our new MPOD technology, we have a way to measure your current pigment levels to establish aContinue reading “How well are you eating?”