Macular pigment is the yellow pigmented spot that is in the center of your eye’s retina. This acts like sunglasses, protecting your macula from harmful light so that it can continue to do its job.
The thickness of the macular pigment depends on the person; as you age, the density of your pigment can change. Other factors, such as your lifestyle and diet, can also affect the thickness of your macular pigment.
It can be helpful to determine how thick your macular pigment is because it can be associated with your risk of developing macular degeneration. Low pigment can be a risk factor for macular degeneration. If you suffer from it, the sooner that you know, the easier it is to treat; meaning you will have less side effects.
We are proud to offer testing to help our patient’s determine the thickness of their macular pigment. We use only the latest technology so that our patient’s can find out if they are at risk for macular degeneration.
If you have any questions about macular pigment optical density, don’t hesitate to contact us today at (909) 478-3345.