Talk:Macula of retina

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reorganise?[edit]

this article reads a bit back to front. one of the first things should be the function of the macula, i get the impression from the article that its function is as a sunblock :P

this sentence : "Structures in the macula are specialized for high acuity vision. Within the macula are the fovea and foveola which contain a high density of cones (photoreceptors with high acuity)" should go higher and get expanded a little? i dont have the expertise im afraid. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 94.173.7.118 (talk) 22:40, 12 December 2010 (UTC)

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current advances in slowing down or inhibiting macular degeneration?—The preceding unsigned comment was added by 4.12.201.86 (talkcontribs) 06:24, 3 March 2005 (UTC).

They would be discussed in the article "Macular degeneration". AED 06:19, 19 August 2005 (UTC)

Remove word "severe"?[edit]

Article describes macular degeneration as a "severe" disease. My instinct is to remove the word as being both unnecessary (loss of vision is by its nature a severe problem) and misleading (as there are mild and slow-progressing cases of macular degeneration). Any thoughts? Pheidias 21:56, 23 January 2007 (UTC)

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Yes Perhaps a distinction should be made between macular degeneration and a macular hole. They aren't the same thing. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 82.8.155.173 (talk) 21:41, 10 February 2009 (UTC)

Relation to Optic Disk[edit]

The macula lutea is 3mm lateral to the optic disc. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Avkrules (talkcontribs) 03:50, 7 July 2010 (UTC)

Since the article says the macula lutea is itself 5 mm wide, and optic disk also has a diameter, what is your distance based upon? Center of macula to edge of disk? Center-to-center? Edge-to-edge? SBHarris 23:34, 12 December 2010 (UTC)