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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:
March 3, 2017
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Christopher J. Rudnisky, MD, MPH, FRCSC - Ophthalmology
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