Maculopathy is a term used to refer to any abnormality of the macula of the eye.
The macula of the eye - see also information about the Macula Lutea - is a small area at the centre of the retina that is associated with highly sensitive, accurate vision.
There are several forms of maculopathies, such as:
- Age-Related Macular Degeneration (ARMD),
- Bull's Eye Maculopathy,
- Cellophane Maculopathy, and
- Malattia Leventinese, which is also known as Doyne’s Honeycomb Retinal Dystrophy.
More about Ophthalmology:
This section includes short definitions
of many diseases, disorders, and conditions of the eyes and visual system.
For definitions of other terms in this category, choose from the list to the left (but note that this is not a complete/exhaustive list).
Other related pages include
- A diagram of the eye
- Definitions and descriptions of the parts of the eye
- A concise description of the human retina
- Definitions of parts of the retina
- Clinical and surgical procedures re. eyes and human visual system
For further information see also our pages of books about ophthalmology.