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Why is the fovea centralis different from the rest of the retina?

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Dr. Richard Scartozzi
Ophthalmology - Retinal Surgery
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In brief: Central vision

This part of the central retina is uniquely evolved to maximize central visual acuity for tasks like reading and recognizing people's faces.
It does not help us with peripheral vision as the peripheral retina does.

In brief: Central vision

This part of the central retina is uniquely evolved to maximize central visual acuity for tasks like reading and recognizing people's faces.
It does not help us with peripheral vision as the peripheral retina does.
Dr. Richard Scartozzi
Dr. Richard Scartozzi
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