Soemmerrings spot

Soemmerring's spot --> macula retinae

An oval area of the sensory retina, 3 by 5 mm, temporal to the optic disk corresponding to the posterior pole of the eye; at its centre is the central fovea, which contains only retinal cones.

Synonym: area centralis, macula lutea, macular area, punctum luteum, soemmerring's spot, yellow spot.

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