The macula lutea is the yellow oval spot at the center of the retina (back of the eye). It is responsible for sharp, detailed central vision (also called visual acuity).
|Review Date: 11/13/2007|
Reviewed By: Manju Subramanian, M.D., Assistant Professor in Ophthalmology, Vitreoretinal Disease and Surgery, Boston University Eye Associates, Boston, MA. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network.
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