An oval area in the retina, usually located temporal to the posterior pole of the eye and slightly below the level of the optic disk. It is characterized by the presence of a yellow pigment diffusely permeating the inner layers, contains the fovea centralis in its center, and provides the best phototopic visual acuity. It is devoid of retinal blood vessels, except in its periphery, and receives nourishment from the choriocapillaris of the choroid. (From Cline et al., Dictionary of Visual Science, 4th ed) [ MESH:A09.371.729.522 ]

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Subsets

uberon_slim, pheno_slim

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has related synonym

macula flava retinae

macula retinae

maculae

macula

id

UBERON:0000053