Macula is the central part of the retina, a thin layer of light-sensitive nerve cells and fibers situated at the back of the eye. The retina converts light impulses to nerve impulses, which our brain can interpret as images. The macula is responsible for our central vision and allows us to see with great sharpness, so that we can distinguish the details of an image. Everyday activities such as reading, driving, even face recognition are made possible by the macula.

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Macular degeneration 

Age-related macular degeneration is the most common cause of irreversible blindness in the western world. This disorder affects the central area of the fundus, which is also the most important. The consequence? A gradual deterioration of our central vision with no other symptoms.


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