When a small child first becomes aware of a tree or a house, he is often puzzled
how such big objects can fit into his small eyes, a mere inch in diameter: -- a
The macula is a very small amoeba-like spot, about 2mm in diameter, located on the
retina, at the back of the eye.
Most visual information is absorbed as light by the macula, then converted into an
electrical impulse which moves along the optic nerve into the brain’s visual
cortex. There it is perceived by the patient -- another miracle?
Undistorted central vision requires a smooth, forward-facing macular surface,
while a wrinkled macular surface causes visual distortions, which the present work
aims to eliminate or at least mitigate.
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