Age-related Macular Degeneration, Supplementation, and Key Research Findings in the Field of Ocular Nutrition – Prof. John Nolan
Professor John Nolan, Founder and Director of the Nutrition Research Centre Ireland (NRCI), explores the current research in the field of ocular nutrition, highlighting the potential for three specific carotenoids to significantly impact vision in patients with Age-related Macular Degeneration as well as the general adult population. Prof. Nolan further discusses why better regulatory oversight is needed for ocular health supplements, as well as key research findings that every optometrist and ophthalmologist should understand.
About the guest:
Professor Nolan currently holds a Chair for Human Nutrition Research at the School of Health Science, Waterford Institute of Technology, Ireland. Prof Nolan is the Founder and Director of the Nutrition Research Centre Ireland (NRCI). His research studies the role of carotenoid nutrition for vision and prevention of blindness. Current studies at the NRCI are investigating the link between nutrition and brain health and function. Prof Nolan has published 108 peer-reviewed papers on his area of research (5519 = citations, H index = 45). He is also Chair of the International Brain and Ocular Nutrition Conference (BON Conference)(www.bonconference.org).