Definition of Macular area

1. Noun. A small yellowish central area of the retina that is rich in cones and that mediates clear detailed vision.

Exact synonyms: Macula, Macula Lutea, Yellow Spot
Generic synonyms: Area, Region
Group relationships: Retina



Medical Definition of Macular area

1. An oval area of the sensory retina, 3 by 5 mm, temporal to the optic disk corresponding to the posterior pole of the eye; at its centre is the central fovea, which contains only retinal cones. Synonym: area centralis, macula lutea, macular area, punctum luteum, Soemmerring's spot, yellow spot. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Macular Area

macula gonorrhoica
macula lactea
macula lutea
macula of saccule
macula of utricle
macula pellucida
macula retinae
macula sacculi
macula tendinea
macula utriculi
maculae
maculae acusticae
maculae luteae
macular
macular amyloidosis
macular area (current term)
macular arteries
macular atrophy
macular coloboma
macular degeneration
macular drusen
macular dystrophy
macular erythema
macular evasion
macular fasciculus
macular leprosy
macular retinopathy
macular syphilid
maculas
maculate

Literary usage of Macular area

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1. Mammalian Models for Research on Aging by Bennett J. Cohen, Institute Of Laboratory Animal Resources, National Research Council Staff (1981)
"The second or disciform phase is characterized by degeneration of the macular photoreceptor elements and development of scar tissue in the macular area. ..."

2. Modern ophthalmology by James Moores Ball (1908)
"Ophthalmoscopic examination shows the presence of an exudation in the macular area, if the ca?e is seen early; if examined at a later period, a large, ..."

3. Edinburgh Medical Journal (1904)
"Small white spots were to be seen in a line across the macular area. Twelve weeks after the accident no evidence of the injury was present, except a slight ..."

4. The Eye and Nervous System: Their Diagnostic Relations by William Campbell Posey, William Gibson Spiller (1906)
"The proper place for the further discussion of the symptoms which result from destruction of this higher macular area of the cortex is where word-blindness ..."

5. Contributions to Medical and Biological Research by William Osler (1919)
"The Appearances of the lower part of the macular area resemble those of the other portions of the atrophic area. The optic disk is about the same as after ..."

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