macular area

Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical.
Related to macular area: fovea centralis
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.macular area - a small yellowish central area of the retina that is rich in cones and that mediates clear detailed visionmacular area - a small yellowish central area of the retina that is rich in cones and that mediates clear detailed vision
region, area - a part of an animal that has a special function or is supplied by a given artery or nerve; "in the abdominal region"
retina - the innermost light-sensitive membrane covering the back wall of the eyeball; it is continuous with the optic nerve
References in periodicals archive ?
Fluorescein angiography (FA) revealed the absence of capillary-free zone and the intensity of choroidal fluorescence from the macular area was similar to that from other parts of the retina.
Later stages of this disorder include cicatrization (scar formation) of the affected macular area, which leads to permanent loss of central visual acuity.
Twenty eyes were treated with laser photocoagulation at peripheral retina, 2 at para macular area and 10 at macula.
We found that decreased superficial and deep vascular density in macular area were associated with longer AL, higher degree of myopia, and decreased GCC thickness.
However, the macular area has the highest concentration of retinal ganglion cells and hence any loss here may be detected more easily.
15] Angiographic CME, which is the presence of fluorescein leakage within the macular area without visual impairment, must be differentiated from clinical CME.
The branch vein occlusion study provided evidence that grid laser photocoagulation of the edematous macular area leads to statistically significant benefits in term of visual acuity and persistence of macular edema as compared to natural course of the disease.
It will be used to detect, describe and follow-up pathologies affecting the macular area.
This gathers in the central part of the retina - the macular area which is responsible for colour vision and perception of fine detail - and can lead to severe sight problems.
The results of the surgery depend mainly on the duration of the retinal detachment, especially on the time lapse between the separation of the sensory retina from the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) in the macular area and the surgical repair (duration of macular detachment, DMD).
The fluid collects in the central part of the retina at the back of the eye, called the macular area, which can lead to severe visual impairment.
Given that the data were collected in a rehabilitation center, no assessment of clinical variables was available, such as OCT (optical coherence tomography) scans of the macular area or a detailed ophthalmic examination to establish the presence of cystoid macular edema or early cataracts.