When RPE cells die, as they do in macular degeneration, the photoreceptors begin to die, too, and the patient goes blind.
And in her final years, when she was blinded by macular degeneration and suffocating with emphysema, vanity left her isolated.
The macular, papular, and bullous eruptions are most common.
The macular or flat variety is usually seen about the eyelids.
The lesion encroaches upon and implicates the macular region.
Spot, as in macular, relating to or marked by macules, or spotted.
Posterior wings with a macular band, not extending to the anterior margin.
As a rule these clear up satisfactorily unless the macular region be involved.
It is not to be confounded with vitiligo, chloasma, or the macular syphiloderm.
The macular or flat (xanthoma planum) and the tubercular (xanthoma tuberculatum or tuberosum).
plural maculae, from Latin macula "spot, stain," used of various spots (sunspots, markings on minerals, etc.), of uncertain origin. Especially the macula lutea in the eye.
macula mac·u·la (māk'yə-lə)
n. pl. mac·u·las or mac·u·lae (-lē')
Also mac·ule (-yōōl') A spot, stain, or blemish, especially an area of discoloration on the skin caused by excess or lack of pigment.
A small area distinguishable from the surrounding tissue.
The macula lutea.