A slight depression or pit; a fossa.
L. = a pit or depression.
a small central area in the retina where the density of cells is the highest thereby affording high-acuity vision.
a small area at the center of the retina that contains only cones and provides the most acute vision. (158)
The part of the retina that receives light from the center of the visual field, at the normal fixation point of the eye.
A small area of the retina responsible for acute vision.
fovea; a small pit] • The area, in the vertebrate retina, of most distinct vision.
The region of the eye which is most sensitive to light. The fovea contains a concentration of light detectors (cones).
The centermost portion of the macula where the retina is thinned to allow more direct access of light to photoreceptor cells.
a depressed region in the middle of the retina that is responsible for detailed central vision.
A depression in the center of the macula of the retina where only cones are present and blood vessels are lacking.
A part of the eye. The fovea is responsible for sharp central vision, which is necessary in humans for reading, watching television or movies, driving, and any activity where visual detail is of primary importance.
A small depression in the center of the retina that has the highest density of cones and the greatest visual acuity. The fovea has a diameter of about one to two degrees of visual angle.
the concave centre of the retina that has the most concentrated area of rods and cones.
A small rodless area of the retina that affords the sharpest vision because the layers of the retina spread aside to let light fall directly on the cones, which are the cells that give the clearest vision.
a deep depression with well marked sides
Latin = a pit (usually smaller than a fossa).
Small depression on the retina of the eye; the part of the macula adapted for the clearest vision.
The center of the retina where cones are densely packed. go to glossary index
A small pit or depression; especially the fovea centralis, a small rodless pit in the retina of some vertebrates, a point of acute vision.
the concave center of the retina. The region of highest visual acuity and cone cell density.
In the vertebrate retina, the region specialized for high visual acuity
The portion of the retina that provides the sharpest vision because it has the highest concentration of cones; also called macula lutea.
The thinned centre of the macula, responsible for fine acuity.
area consisting of a small depression in the retina containing cones and where vision is most acute
a depression in the retina where vision is sharpest
a small region of the retina where the concentration of rods and cones is the highest and therefore vision is the sharpest
A small region at the center of the retina, subtending about two degrees and forming the site of the most distinct vision and greatest color discrimination.
The part of the macula adapted for most acute vision and colour vision.
Center of the macula, providing the most acute vision.
A depression in the central region of the vertebrate retina, containing closely packed cones. It is responsible for high-acuity vision.
small depression on a bony surface. Gomphosis joint in which a peg shaped process is inserted in a socket, connected to each other by fibrous tissue. Hamulus a hooklike process.
is the region of the retina with the highest concentration of special retinal nerve cells, called cones, that produce sharp, daytime vision.
Central part of the retina composed of densely packed cones; the area of highest visual acuity.
small depression in the macula adapted for most acute vision in many primates, birds and fish
the area centralis
Central pit in the macula that produces sharpest vision. Contains a high concentration of cones and no retinal blood vessels.
Foe-Vee-ah] The center of the macular retina primarily responsible for both color vision and fine resolution (reading vision).
The central area of the retina. The fovea contains the densest concentration of photoreceptors ( cones only) and displays other adaptations for high resolution vision.
within the macula, the innermost detailed vision
The area of the eye in which the cones are concentrated.
Located in the center of the macula. It provides the sharpest vision.
The functional center of the macula which contains the highest density of cones (color sensors).
A specialized portion of the retina that contains only cones (not rods), and that provides acute eyesight. Go to Top
an area of the retina corresponding to central vision,approximatly 1.5 mm in diameter, located temporal and slightly inferior to the center of the optic disc.
a small pit or fossa
A pit, dimple, or depression.
(FOH-vee-uh) The central part of the macula that provides the sharpest vision.
The very center of the macula, which itself is a small part of the retina. The fovea is important because it has many of the cells that allow color vision.
small, shallow depression in the center of the macula that provides the sharpest vision and contains the highest concentration of cone cells
A depression in the retina that contains only cones (not rods), and that provides acute eyesight.
This is the retina center where cones are most densely populated. This is the point of highest acuity in the eye. Ganglion Cells Carry impulses from the bipolar cells to the thalmus. The optic nerve is composed of axons of the ganglion cells. Geniculate Bodies "relay stations" deep within the brain, between the optic chiasm and the visual cortex. It is here that some scientists believe visual information is coordinated with impulses sent by other sensory organs
the central part of the macula and provides the sharpest vision. This area of the retina is associated with the highest concentration of cones and therefore the highest acuity. Humans move their eyes so that images of interest are projected onto their foveas. Back to the top
The area of the retina on which an image falls when the viewer is looking directly at the source of the image. Acuity is greater when the image falls on the fovea than it is when it falls on any other portion of the retina.
A small depression in the center of the macula, which contains only cones. It is the region of the eye where vision is most distinct and acuity is the highest. ( fovéa, n.f)
The center of the macula. The point of best vision.
The center of the macula, used for finest vision
The central portion of the retina and macula that contains only cones. The fovea is the only part of the eye that is capable of 20/20 or better vision.
Central part of retina; area of retina with most accurate vision.
Pit or depression containing the sporangium in the leaf base of Isoetes.
The central part of the macula that provides the sharpest vision (see picture from St. Luke's Cataract & Laser Institute) ( see also Macula)
The center of the macula. The point of best visual acuity.
A tiny spot located in the macula that is the area of clearest vision on the retina.
The central point on the retina that produces the sharpest vision.
The small depression in the macula; the most sensitive part of the retina and the point of clearest vision. Only cones are present in the fovea.
Portion of the retina that provides the best visual acuity. The area of central vision.
In the eye, the small, central region of the retina that exhibits the greatest sensitivity to detail and colour.
In the eye, a small area in the central part of the retina, packed with cones; the most sensitive part of the retina for detail vision and color vision in daylight. See also cone, retina.
The fovea, also known as the fovea centralis, is a part of the eye, located in the center of the macula region of the retina.