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fo·ve·a

 (fō′vē-ə)
n. pl. fo·ve·ae (-vē-ē′)
1. A small cuplike depression or pit in a bone or organ.
2. The fovea centralis.

[Latin, small pit.]

fo′ve·al (-əl), fo′ve·ate′ (-āt′) adj.
fo′ve·i·form′ (-ə-fôrm′) adj.

fovea

(ˈfəʊvɪə)
n, pl -veae (-vɪˌiː)
1. (Anatomy) anatomy any small pit or depression in the surface of a bodily organ or part
2. (Anatomy) See fovea centralis
[C19: from Latin: a small pit]
ˈfoveal adj
ˈfoveate, ˈfoveˌated adj

fo•ve•a

(ˈfoʊ vi ə)

n., pl. -ve•ae (-viˌi)
1. a small pit or depression, as in a bone.
[1840–50; < Latin: pit]
fo′ve•al, adj.

fovea

A small pit, especially that in the retina where vision is clearest.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fovea - area consisting of a small depression in the retina containing cones and where vision is most acute
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
Translations
fovéa

fo·ve·a

n. fóvea, fosa o depresión pequeña, esp. en referencia a la fosa central de la retina.
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Funduscopy reveals pigmentary changes and dot haemorrhages temporal to the fovea. No exudation or retinal thickening is appreciated.
Pronotal carina very strongly raised in front of fovea, curving around it and fading as it curves, leaving the fovea at the bottom of a deep hollow (Fig.
The optical axis or pupillary axis, normal to the vertex of the cornea, is slightly offset from the line of sight by about 5[degrees], and coincides with the location of the fovea on the retina.
The evaluation of RGCs density in temporo-nasal and dorso-ventral directions points out retinal areas with high RGCs density that might be justified by the presence of specialized areas like fovea or visual streak.
In our study we used the single-slice manual segmentation technique around the fovea; however, rheumatoid arthritis is a systemic disease and systemic diseases may affect not only the macula, but all retinal and choroidal vascular structures.
The nasal and temporal CT values at 1, 2, and 3 mm distances from the fovea and the mean subfoveal CT showed no significant differences between Groups 1 and 2 (Table 2).
Gaze control involves an evaluation of the field of vision from which a selection is made as to where the fovea will be directed next.
Conclusions: There was thicker fovea, thinner parafoveal macular area and smaller macular volume in children having high myopia aged 5 to 8 years as compared to age matched healthy controls.
Multifocal electroretinogram (mf-ERG) is a sensitive and specific method for monitoring the functional changes of the posterior retina, especially in the annular zone surrounding the fovea [11, 12].
The retinal thickness was measured along 25 horizontal lines, each of which was 6 mm long and centred at the fovea. Thirty frames were averaged together with the aid of eye tracking, and images with a quality score [greater than or equal to] 25 were selected.
Fundus examination of his right eye showed a well-circumscribed, elevated, and around 4 disc diameter (DD) premacular haemorrhage that extended from the upper vascular arcuate to the fovea. Colour fundus photography and fundus fluorescein angiography were performed.
The data for the macular retinal thickness were displayed in 3 concentric circles with diameters of 1 mm (fovea), 3 mm (parafovea), and 5 mm (perifovea).