Education is positively associated with macular pigment: the Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA)

John M Nolan, Joanne Feeney, Rose Anne Kenny, Hilary Cronin, Claire O'Regan, George M Savva, James Loughman, Ciaran Finucane, Eithne Connolly, Katie Meagher, Stephen Beatty

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The three carotenoids lutein, zeaxanthin, and meso-zeaxanthin, are found at the macula and referred to as macular pigment (MP). This study was undertaken to investigate determinants of MP in a large randomly selected sample from the Republic of Ireland (as part of The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing [TILDA]).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7855-7861
Number of pages7
JournalInvestigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 27 Nov 2012


  • Humans
  • Aging
  • Ireland
  • Aged
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Retinal Pigments
  • Patient Education as Topic
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Risk Factors
  • Macula Lutea
  • Incidence
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Middle Aged
  • Female
  • Male

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