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The macula is the part of the retina responsible for a person's best and central vision. In the very center of the macula is the fovea which is responsible for ones most fine central vision.

The macula may be damaged in many disorders including: Age-relted Macular Degeneration (AMD), Diabetic Retinopathy, Central Serous Retinopathy (CSR), Macular Pucker, Branch and Central Retinal Vein and Artery Occlusions. These topics are discussed under their sub-headings.
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