Definitions for macula luteaˈmæk yə lə ˈlu ti ə; ˈmæk yəˌli ˈlu tiˌi, ˈmæk yəˌlaɪ ˈlu tiˌaɪ
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macula, macula lutea, macular area, yellow spot(noun)
a small yellowish central area of the retina that is rich in cones and that mediates clear detailed vision
macula (yellow spot in the human eye)
U.S. National Library of Medicine
An oval area in the retina, 3 to 5 mm in diameter, usually located temporal to the posterior pole of the eye and slightly below the level of the optic disk. It is characterized by the presence of a yellow pigment diffusely permeating the inner layers, contains the fovea centralis in its center, and provides the best phototropic visual acuity. It is devoid of retinal blood vessels, except in its periphery, and receives nourishment from the choriocapillaris of the choroid. (From Cline et al., Dictionary of Visual Science, 4th ed)
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