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|Midwest Retina Associates, Inc.
What is the macula?
The macula is in the center of the retina, the
light-sensitive layer of tissue at the back of
the eye. As you read, light is focused onto
your macula. There, millions of cells change
the light into nerve signals that tell the brain
what you are seeing. This is called your
central vision. With it, you are able to read,
drive, and perform other activities that
require fine, sharp, straight-ahead vision.