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What does the macula do?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
The macula, located in the center of the retina, helps you see fine details in the center of your vision. Damage that occurs with age can make it difficult to read, drive, and recognize faces. Watch the animation for more on the macula and vision.


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