The macula lies in the middle of the retina. It is the centre of the visual field. There are sensory cells called rods and cones. Light sensory cells are particularly concentred in the macula. This makes it responsible for the most detailed part of our vision, and most of the ability to see colours. The messages from the nerves are sent from here to the brain like images.

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