macula macula

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a cooler darker spot appearing periodically on the sun's photosphere; associated with a strong magnetic field
  2. (n) a small yellowish central area of the retina that is rich in cones and that mediates clear detailed vision
  3. (n) a patch of skin that is discolored but not usually elevated; caused by various diseases

Usage(s):

  1. An electron micrograph of a human retina shows the crater-like macula, with the fovea at its center.
  2. Without a healthy macula, people cannot read a newspaper, recognize a friend, thread a needle, watch TV, safely negotiate stairs or see much of anything at all.
  3. The disease process does not attack the macula's light-sensing cells directly, most experts concur.

News

  1. iCo Therapeutics Announces Completion of Trial Enrollment and Clinical Update for iDEAL Phase 2 Study for the ...

    iCo Therapeutics Announces Completion of Trial Enrollment and Clinical Update for iDEAL Phase 2 Study for the Treatment of Diabetic Macular Edema
    on June 18, 2013     Source: CNW Group via Yahoo! Finance

  2. Macular Degeneration: Implantable Telescope Improves Vision

    Macular degeneration is the leading cause of severe vision loss in Americans 60 and older. Once it progresses there aren't many treatment options, but now there is a high-tech way that doctors are using to help patients see better.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: KFSN-TV Fresno

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