I have macular degeneration but have been shying away from turmeric because I read that too many of the wrong carotenoids will prevent uptake of the ones the retina actually needs, such as lutein and zeaxanthin. (The other carotenoids bind to places where the lutein and zeaxanthin are needed, preventing their uptake, from what I understand.) I had no way of knowing what carotenoids were in turmeric, if they are the ones I need or not. My retinal specialist says my disease is driven by inflammation. Are there any tests that show that turmeric helps with macular degeneration? Or, would it only make things worse?