Carotenoids and Retinal Disease
Edited by John T. Landrum, John Nolan
To Be Published October 9th 2013 by CRC Press – 280 pages
This book outlines the pathological conditions of the central retina where the macular pigment is known to have its greatest involvement in protection against photooxidative damage. The book focuses on the nature of the macular carotenoids, their transport and accumulation within the retina, and their influence on the etiology of retinal diseases. It also includes chapters that provide readers an understanding of the epidemiology and pathology of these diseases and the known factors which contribute to them.
Aetiology of AMD, Miss Sobha Sivaprasad
Prevalence, Incidence of AMD and definitions and grading of AMD, Professor Ronald Klein
Epidemiology of relationships of lutein in diet, serum and macular pigment to AMD, Professor Julie Mares
Macular carotenoids: an overview, Professor John Landrum
Dietary sources of the macular carotenoids, Professor Liz Johnson
Light distribution on the retina: Implications for AMD, Professor Richard Bone
Transport and retinal capture of the macular carotenoids, Professor Paul Bernstein
Measurement of the macular carotenoids in serum, Professor David Thumham
Measurement of macular pigment in vivo, Professor Billy Wooten
Omega-3 AMD and AREDS 2 update, Dr. John Paul SanGiovanni
Macular carotenoids and visual performance, Professor Randy Hammond
Clinical trials investigating the macular carotenoids and AMD, Professor Stephen Beatty
Clinical trials investigating the macular carotenoids in normals, Dr. John Nolan
Risk factors for AMD and their relationship with the macular carotenoids, Professor Toss Berendschot
Relationships of cataract, cataract extraction and light exposure and AMD, Professor Barbara Klein
Bioavailability of the Macular Xanthophylls - overview and recent data, Dr. Wolfgang Schalch
Detecting the earliest signs of eye disease, Professor John Barbur
John T. Landrum is a Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and Director, Office of Pre-Health Professions Advising for the College of Arts and Sciences at Florida International University, Miami, Florida. His present research interests include study of the carotenoids, their functions, transport, and biochemistry. Major research includes investigation of the macular pigment, development of the macular pigment in the young eye, transport of carotenoids in humans, and computational investigations of the conformation mobility of carotenoids.
Dr. John Nolan, Ph.D., is a Fulbright Scholar, Howard Fellow, Research Director, Macular Pigment Research Group, Chemical and Life Sciences, Waterford Institute of Technology, Cork, Ireland.