macula of retina

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macula of retina

[TA]
an oval area of the sensory retina, 3 × 5 mm, temporal to the optic disc corresponding to the posterior pole of the eye; at its center is the central fovea, which contains only retinal cones.

mac·u·la of ret·i·na

(mal'yū-lă ret'i-nă) [TA]
An oval area of the sensory retina,3-5 mm, temporal to the optic disc corresponding to the posterior pole of the eye; at its center is the central fovea, which contains only retinal cones.
Synonym(s): macula retinae [TA] .

macula of retina

An oval, light pink area in the center of the retina (and to the temporal side of the optic disk) containing the fovea, the place of highest visual acuity.
Synonym: macular area
See also: macula
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Images of interest detected by the less photoreceptor-rich region of the retina outside the area centralis can be projected through eye movements on the area centralis in order to enhance visual acuity.