Journal article

The use of heterochromatic flicker photometry to determine macular pigment optical density in a healthy Australian population

Robin G Abell, Alex W Hewitt, Marko Andric, Penelope L Allen, Nitin Verma

Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology | SPRINGER | Published : 2014


PURPOSE: To establish the normal macular pigment density (MPOD) in a healthy adult Australian sample using heterochromatic flicker photometry (HFP). METHODS: Macular pigment density was measured using heterochromatic flicker photometry in a total of 201 subjects ranging in age from 21 to 84 years with healthy macula. Fifty-seven of the healthy subjects also completed a food-frequency dietary questionnaire. Best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA) was measured using logMAR, chart and macular morphological profiles were assessed using high-resolution integrated Fourier-domain optical coherence tomography (OCT). RESULTS: The average MPOD value was 0.41 ± 0.20 (range 0.07-0.79). There was no statisti..

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