The macula is part of the retina, a thin layer of nerve cells that detect light and send signals to the brain about what the eye sees. The macula provides sharp, clear central vision that allows a person to see form, color, and detail that is directly in the line of sight.

Current as of: August 21, 2015

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Christopher J. Rudnisky, MD, MPH, FRCSC - Ophthalmology