ectopia of the macula

macula, ectopia of the

Anomaly characterized by displacement of the macula, which can be either of acquired or congenital origin. It may follow some forms of retinal scarring, retinal detachment surgery, previous inflammation, etc. It may result in reduced acuity, metamorphopsia or strabismus. Syn. dystopia of the macula; heterotopia macula.
Millodot: Dictionary of Optometry and Visual Science, 7th edition. © 2009 Butterworth-Heinemann