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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.
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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] .
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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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Fundus examination showed a round dark hemorrhage which was considered to be a hemorrhagic detachment of the ILM and a more superficially situated lighter-colored hemorrhage considered to be subhyaloid hemorrhage, covering nearly half of the macular area within the vascular arcade (Figure 1(a)).
Burns were applied to macular area of diffuse retinal thickening, treating no closer than 500 um from the foveola and 500 um from the optic disc.