One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The region of greatest visual acuity around the fovea of the eye; the macula lutea.See macula
- ‘The focus is on a 3-millimeter-wide yellow spot, called the macula lutea, toward the back and center of the eye.’
- ‘These deposits are visible to a doctor who looks inside the eye as small yellow spots known as drusen (singular: druse).’
- ‘For example, lutein and zeaxanthin are the major pigments of the yellow spot in the human retina.’
- ‘Large amounts of the two xanthophylls (oxygenated carotenoids), lutein and zeaxanthin, are accumulated in the yellow spot (macula lutea) of the human retina.’
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