"Macula Lutea" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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An oval area in the retina, 3 to 5 mm in diameter, 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 phototropic 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)
- Macula Lutea
- Lutea, Macula
- Luteas, Macula
- Macula Luteas
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Below are the most recent publications written about "Macula Lutea" by people in Profiles.
Rao R, Turkoglu EB, Say EAT, Shields CL. CLINICAL FEATURES, IMAGING, AND NATURAL HISTORY OF MYELINATED RETINAL NERVE FIBER LAYER. Retina. 2019 Jun; 39(6):1125-1132.
Valverde-Megías A, Say EA, Ferenczy SR, Shields CL. DIFFERENTIAL MACULAR FEATURES ON OPTICAL COHERENCE TOMOGRAPHY ANGIOGRAPHY IN EYES WITH CHOROIDAL NEVUS AND MELANOMA. Retina. 2017 Apr; 37(4):731-740.
Shields CL, Say EA, Samara WA, Khoo CT, Mashayekhi A, Shields JA. OPTICAL COHERENCE TOMOGRAPHY ANGIOGRAPHY OF THE MACULA AFTER PLAQUE RADIOTHERAPY OF CHOROIDAL MELANOMA: Comparison of Irradiated Versus Nonirradiated Eyes in 65 Patients. Retina. 2016 Aug; 36(8):1493-505.
Starnes AC, Huisingh C, McGwin G, Sloan KR, Ablonczy Z, Smith RT, Curcio CA, Ach T. Multi-nucleate retinal pigment epithelium cells of the human macula exhibit a characteristic and highly specific distribution. Vis Neurosci. 2016; 33:e001.
Kelty PJ, Payne JF, Trivedi RH, Kelty J, Bowie EM, Burger BM. Macular thickness assessment in healthy eyes based on ethnicity using Stratus OCT optical coherence tomography. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2008 Jun; 49(6):2668-72.
Al-Abdulla NA, Haddock TA, Kerrison JB, Goldberg MF. Sickle cell disease presenting with extensive peri-macular arteriolar occlusions in a nine-year-old boy. Am J Ophthalmol. 2001 Feb; 131(2):275-6.