Simple Raman instrument for in vivo detection of macular pigments.

Abstract

Raman spectroscopy holds promise as a novel noninvasive technology for the quantification of the macular pigments (MP) lutein and zeaxanthin. These compounds, which are members of the carotenoid family, are thought to prevent or delay the onset of age-related macular degeneration, the leading cause of irreversible blindness in the elderly. It is highly… (More)
DOI: 10.1366/0003702054411616

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@article{Ermakov2005SimpleRI, title={Simple Raman instrument for in vivo detection of macular pigments.}, author={Igor V. Ermakov and Maia R. Ermakova and Werner Gellermann}, journal={Applied spectroscopy}, year={2005}, volume={59 7}, pages={861-7} }