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Is the macula the same thing as the macula lutea in your eyes?

Is the macula the same thing as the macula lutea in your eyes?

Yes: Yes, the macula lutea (latin macula means patch, lutea means yellow) is often called macula for short. It is the central area of the retina which correlates to the central part of vision in each eye. Any ocular anatomy text can give you many interesting details regarding this highly metabolically active part of the body. ...Read more

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Macula (Definition)

Macula, which is short for macula lutea or "yellow spot", is the central portion of the retina. The retina is the light-sensitive membrane that lines the inside of your eye. The macula is the part of retina that is responsible for the ...Read more


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What is the macula?

What is the macula?

Central retina: The macula is the area in the center of the retina including the fovea, packed with cones, which receives and transmits the fine detailed vision to the brain which interprets it into the image we call vision. Without the maculr you could not read, recognize faces, and most color differences would be unrecognizable. Outside the fovea, the rest of the retina with rods sess larger objects. ...Read more

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Where is the macula located?

Where is the macula located?

Center of the retina: the macula is that central bulls eye center of the retina responsible for central crisp vision ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: macula?

What is the definition or description of: macula?

"Spot": Macula, which is short for macula lutea or "yellow spot", is the central portion of the retina. The retina is the light-sensitive membrane that lines the inside of your eye. The macula is the part of retina that is responsible for the majority of your vision. ...Read more

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What is having blood in front of the macula?

What is having blood in front of the macula?

Blood centrally: The macular area is the central vision portion of the retina which contains the fovea and allows for the finest detailed vision. If vessels in this area malfunction (e.g. In diabetes) then b leeding can occur and the vision will drop. There is currently treatment for this so it should be evaluated quickly by an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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What's the best way to treat macula degeneration?

What's the best way to treat macula degeneration?

Depends on kind: Dry macular degeneration does not have a treatment, though there are vitamin supplements available which help decrease the risk of progression. Wet macular degeneration can be treated with drugs or lasers depending on its type and location. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with benign concentric annular macula dystrophy im in my 30s can it start at this young age and what kind of sight loss can I expect?

I have been diagnosed with benign concentric annular macula dystrophy im in my 30s can it start at this young age and what kind of sight loss can I expect?

BCAMD: It starts around age of 30. Family members can also be affected so they should be checked. The dystrophy is not very well described because it is rare. But based on prior cases most preserve good day time vision but may experience night vision and color vision changes. The changes start a decade or two later, so the changes are slow to start. Continue follow up with retina doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Between the roles of the fovea and macula?

Between the roles of the fovea and macula?

Anatomy: The fovea (1mm diameter) is the name for the central, most sensitive part of the macula (5mm diameter). The macula is the part of the retina involved in central vision including pattern recognition and color perception. ...Read more

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What is cornea, fovea, macula?

What is cornea, fovea, macula?

Eye parts: The cornea is the window at the front of the eye which focus light and allows it to enter the eye. Contact lenses rest on the cornea. The macular is the central retinal area of sharper vision and the fovea is the very center of the macula with the sharpest of all vision. ...Read more

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Who is the best surgeon to close a hole in the macula?

Who is the best surgeon to close a hole in the macula?

Retinal specialist: Macular holes (a defect in the center of the retina) are common, most often affect middle-aged women, and can often be repaired with restoration of vision. The proper specialist for this operation is an ophthalmologist specializing in vitreo-retinal surgery, often just called a retinal specialist. The success rate of surgery is good, and the post-op period may require some face down positioning. ...Read more

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