The spot at the back of the eye, from where optic nerve fibres leave is free from rods and cones. This spot is devoid of the ability for vision and is called blind spot. Yellow spot or area centralis or Macula lutea is in the exact centre of the retina.
Blind spot vs Yellow spot
1. It lies a little away from the yellow spot.
2. It contains no pigment.
3. Optic nerve starts from this spot.
4. It lacks a depression.
5. It lacks visual receptors and is insensitive to light.
6. The eye coats are absent at blind spot.
7. No image is formed at this place.
1. It lies exactly opposite the centre of the cornea.
2. It has yellow pigment.
3. No nerve starts from this spot.
4. It has a shallow depression, the fovea centralis, at its middle.
5. It lacks visual receptors and is sensitive to light.
6. The eye coats are present at yellow spot.
7. Image is formed at this place.