Analysis of the macular pigment by HPLC: retinal distribution and age study.

  title={Analysis of the macular pigment by HPLC: retinal distribution and age study.},
  author={Richard A Bone and John T. Landrum and Luis Pardo Fern{\'a}ndez and S L Tarsis},
  journal={Investigative ophthalmology & visual science},
  volume={29 6},
High performance liquid chromatography (HPCL) has been employed to study the distribution throughout the human retina of zeaxanthin and lutein, the two major components of the macular pigment. Differences between individuals have also been studied with a view to uncovering possible age-related effects. Both pigments were detected in prenatal eyes (approximately 20 weeks gestation) but did not form a visible yellow spot. Generally they were not easily discernible until about 6 months after birth… CONTINUE READING
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