Macular Pigment Density is measured here with the Zeiss Visucam, and relates to how well your fovea is protected from blue light. There are noticeable drops in this retinal layer in cases where there is a history of exposure to strong daylight and/or smoking, and the chance of having macular degeneration then increases. There are also families who are more at risk.

This is a very easy measurement for you to have, takes five minutes and is painless. Several of our patients have regular six monthly reviews of this if they are worried or wish to measure the effect of ceasing smoking and taking a vitamin supplement.

Just ask for an MPD appointment at reception.