Posted on 04/20/2013 at 01:25:48 PM by Suzanne PriceThe role of carotenoids in the brain and eyes was the intended topic of the session. The three speakers put the spotlight of the afternoon on vision health. Dr. Lewis Rubin, a professor of medicine of the University of South Florida, discussed the role of carotenoids in the retina and in retinopathies. The majority of the research in retinopathies revolves around age-related macular degeneration and, to a lesser extent, diabetic retinopathy, he said. However, another condition that is not as well studied is retinopathy of prematurity. Read the entire post.