Macular Carotenoids and AMD Conference

8th - 10th July 2015

Downing College, Cambridge University, UK

Ireland’s RTE’s Nationwide produces documentary on Macular Pigment Research Group in Waterford

​RTE’s Nationwide produced a programme from Waterford, Ireland last night focusing on ways to preserve our eyesight and what steps can be taken to improve the quality of people’s lives by minimising the degenerative effects of age-related blindness. ‘Nationwide’ visited the Macular Pigment Research Group (MPRG) based in the Vision Research Centre at Waterford Institute of Technology in Ireland. This research facility offers state-of-the-art vision testing laboratories and infrastructure and is the only one of its kind in the world.

Professor John Nolan introduced his research team who are conducting ground breaking clinical trials examining the role of nutritional supplements in visual performance and the prevention of Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD), a condition which can lead to blindness. AMD affects over 80,000 people in Ireland and costs the state up to €133 million per annum.

Please see the link for coverage of this documentary. http://www.rte.ie/news/2014/0203/502011-age-related-macular-degeneration/

Conference Sponsors

Headline Sponsors

MacuHealth is a Michigan Base company focused on preserving vision health and vision performance by providing the only scientifically designed, tested and proven formulations with all three carotenoids found in the eye, (Lutein, Zeaxanthin and Meso-Zeaxanthin). Our sharp focus and commitment to “Trust The Science” is driven by our desire to help improving and preserving vision as well as preventing and managing Age-Related Macular Degeneration, the leading cause of vision loss in North America. Our products are distributed in Europe by MacuVision Europe under the brand MacuShield and in the rest of the world as MacuHealth with LMZ3™ (AMD, Night Vision and Glare) and ClearVision.PRO™ (for athletes, casual and professional and outdoors persons).

Industrial Orgánica (IOSA) is a worldwide company established since 1966, and is currently one of the leaders in providing the macular carotenoids from natural sources. IOSA are committed to research and innovation with the aim to produce compounds to promote health and wellbeing. IOSA are proud to be participating at the Macular Carotenoids 2015 research conference as the Headline Sponsor.

The third international Conference solely dedicated to the macular carotenoids - lutein, zeaxanthin and meso-zeaxanthin