Macula refers to the central part of the retina, which is present at the back of the eye. It is vital and responsible for the color and central vision and provides the image's fine details. It consists of more photoreceptor cells (the cells that can detect light). The macula's function is to provide a clear, sharp, straight vision.
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Query: Hello doctor, I was hit by a rock while using a lawn mower. The rock hit my eyelid and thumped my eye pretty hard. I always wear eye protection but had removed them as the sun was going down. I have no vision changes and was actually seen by my optometrist after the incident. My question is, is it... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, it is normal to feel pain if you have experienced trauma. There are two manifestations of trauma. The early manifestations being usually in the form of a bruise over the skin, subconjunctival hemorrhage, an abrasion over epithelium or frank perforation. Two to t... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, I am 68 years old. I have just been diagnosed with macular degeneration. The doctor basically stated that there was nothing that could be done as this was just a part of aging. He did suggest to eat more green leafy vegetables. When I suggested Kale and dark leaf vegetable powder, he la... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As you stated that you have been diagnosed with macular degeneration that is ARMD (age-related macular degeneration). Now, let us know what ARMD is? Macula is the most sensitive part of retina (back portion of eye) and it must be healthy to have clear vision. But, due t... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, I see a leaf shape gray splotch in the center of my vision on my right eye. When I look with both eyes, it goes away, but when I cover my left eye, I see it. It started last night. Is this an emergency? I am a diabetic and I take insulin Novolin 70/30 twice daily. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have complained about a sudden onset of gray splotch in your central vision of the right eye, which curiously disappears when you see with both eyes. Well, it seems there is definitely a problem in the central or paracentral visual field of your right eye, whic... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor,My daughter is 6 years old. About 10 to 11 months back we saw a very very small dark black colored dot on her side of the tongue. But now there are 4 to 5 similar sized dot around her tongue on both sides. The size has not grown. But it is just that new location has emerged. Lately she ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for providing good quality images (attachment removed to protect patient identity). These are hyperpigmented macules. Most of the time these are asymptomatic. The cause can be hereditary or acquired (nutritional or poor hygiene or local trauma-thermal or mechanic... Read Full »