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Tos Berendschot

Tos Berendschot is the leader of the research group "Ophthalmic Physics" at the University Eye Clinic Maastricht in the Netherlands.

Scientifc Interest

  • Age-related Macular Degeneration
  • Macular pigment
  • Photoreceptors
  • Epidemiology
  • Autofluorescence


  • Dutch Ophthalmic Physics Society
  • Netherlands’ Society for Biophysics and Biomedical Engineering
  • Dutch Ophthalmic Society (NOG; Nederlands Oogheelkundig Gezelschap)
  • Dutch Macular Degeneration Study Group
  • Dutch Society for Microcirculation and Vascular Biology (MiVaB)
  • Dutch Society of Clinical Physicists (NVKF)
  • Dutch Physics Society (NNV)
  • International Macula and Nutrition Group
  • International Carotenoid Society
  • European Association for Vision and Eye Research (EVER)
  • Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)
  • Applied Vision Association (AVA)
  • Optical Society of America (OSA)
  • European Optical Society (EOS)
Tos TJM Berendschot
Tos Berendschot

Research Group

Ophthalmic Physics


University Eye Clinic Maastricht

PO Box 5800
NL-6202 AZ Maastricht
The Netherlands

Phone: +31 43 387 7345
Fax: +31 43 387 5343


Key Publications

  1. Charbel Issa P, Heeren TF, Kupitz EH, Holz FG and Berendschot TTJM, Very Early Disease Manifestations of Macular Telangiectasia Type 2. Retina 36:524-534 (2016)
  2. EEB De Clerck, JSAG Schouten, TTJM Berendschot, AGH Kessels, RMMA Nuijts, HJM Beckers, MT Schram, CDA Stehouwer & CAB Webers. New ophthalmologic imaging techniques for detection and monitoring of neurodegenerative changes in diabetes: a systematic review. Lancet Diabetes Endocrinol 3:653-663 (2015)
  3. Y. Tian, A. Kijlstra, C.A.B. Webers & T.T.J.M. Berendschot. Lutein and Factor D: Two intriguing players in the field of age-related macular degeneration. Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics 572, 49-53 (2015)
  4. I.J. Murray, M. Makridaki, R.L.P. van der Veen, D. Carden, N.R.A. Parry & T.T.J.M. Berendschot. Lutein Supplementation over a One-Year Period in Early AMD Might Have a Mild Beneficial Effect on Visual Acuity: The CLEAR Study. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci . 54: 1781–1788 (2013)
  5. A. Kijlstra, Y. Tian, E. Kelly & T.T.J.M. Berendschot. Lutein: More than just a filter for blue light. Progr. Ret. Eye. Res. 31:303-315 (2012)
  6. R.L.P van der Veen, J. Fuijkschot, M.A.A.P. Willemsen, J.R.M. Cruysberg, T.T.J.M. Berendschot & T. Theelen. Patients with Sjögren-Larsson syndrome lack macular pigment. Ophthalmology 117, 966-971 (2010)
  7. T.T.T.J.M. Berendschot & D. van Norren. Macular pigment shows ring like-structures. Invest. Ophthalm. Vis. Sc. 47, 709-714 (2006)
  8. T.T.T.J.M. Berendschot, P.J. DeLint & D. van Norren. Analysing fundus reflectance - historical and present ideas. Progr. Ret. Eye. Res. 22, 171-200 (2003)
  9. E.H. Bosch Driessen, T.T.J.M. Berendschot, J.V. Ongkosuwito & A. Rothova. Ocular toxoplasmosis: clinical survey of 154 patients. Ophthalmology 109, 869-878 (2002)
  10. T.T.J.M. Berendschot, R.A. Goldbohm, W.A.A. Klöpping, J. van de Kraats, J. van Norel & D. van Norren. Influence of lutein supplementation on macular pigment, assessed with two objective techniques. Invest. Ophthalm. Vis. Sc. 41, 3322-3326 (2000)

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