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Br J Ophthalmol. Jul 1999; 83(7): 867–877.
PMCID: PMC1723114
Macular pigment and age related macular degeneration
S BEATTY, M BOULTON, D HENSON, H KOH, and I MURRAY
University Department of Ophthalmology, Manchester Royal Eye Hospital.
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Figure 1
Figure 1  
Photographs of a section through the fovea of an adult female Macaca mulatta in green light (top panel) and blue light (lower panel). Dark regions in blue light that are absent in green light represent areas of high macular pigment density. PE= retinal (more ...)
Figure 2
Figure 2  
Absorption spectrum of macular pigment as plotted by Wyszecki and Stiles (line) and Werner et al (points). (Reprinted from Werner et al,36 with permission from Elsevier Science.)
Figure 3
Figure 3  
A schematic representation of the cooperative antioxidant interactions of vitamin E, vitamin C, and the carotenoids. EOH*+= radical cation of α tocopherol; AA*+= radical cation of ascorbic acid; CAR*+= radical cation of carotenoid.
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