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macula

, macule Anatomy
1. a small spot or area of distinct colour, esp the macula lutea
2. any small discoloured spot or blemish on the skin, such as a freckle

macula

(mak -yŭ-lă) (plural: maculae) a dark patch on the surface of a planet or satellite. The word is used in the approved name of such a feature.

macula

[′mak·yə·lə]
(anatomy)
Any anatomical structure having the form of a spot or stain.
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It is important to identify signs of leaking blood vessels at the macula and signs of advancing diabetic retinopathy, since, if left untreated, this can lead to permanent visual loss.
FFA showed a decrease in the late-onset fluorescein leak in the macula and peri- vascular area in 80(93%) eyes while 6(7%) eyes showed no improvement.
Formed in the macula from zeaxanthin, meso-zeaxanthin is one of the three carotenoids we mentioned earlier that is present in the macula.
5, arterial-venous ratio of 2:3, and a focal area of retinal pigmented epithelium (RPE) mottling around the macula of both eyes.
Take a nutritional supplement designed to support a healthy macula.
A significant amount of visual loss occurs especially when macula is involved.
Macula is a part of the retina that is responsible for central vision.
com)-- VMR Institute, a leading facility for treatment of disorders of vitreous, macula, and retina in the Los Angeles and Orange County areas, announced today that Dr.
These blood vessels grow in the wrong place and cause swelling and bleeding underneath the macula.
It affects the macula, the central part of the retina of the eye that allows you to see fine, sharp details straight ahead.
The macula is dense with light-sensing cells called photoreceptors, and is what humans rely on for tasks that require sharp vision, such as reading, driving, and recognizing faces.