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

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Dr. Joseph Barakeh
Ophthalmology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Joseph Barakeh
Dr. Joseph Barakeh
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Dr. Matheson Harris
Ophthalmology

In brief: Yes

Macula lutea is a longer name for the same thing.
"lutea" refers to the yellow color of the macula. The word macula can also refer to flat skin lesions in medical jargon.

In brief: Yes

Macula lutea is a longer name for the same thing.
"lutea" refers to the yellow color of the macula. The word macula can also refer to flat skin lesions in medical jargon.
Dr. Matheson Harris
Dr. Matheson Harris
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