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Retinal Anatomy, Retina Anatomy, Retina, Macula, Fovea

  • Anatomy
  1. Retina
    1. Lines the globe inner surface and contains light sensitive Neurons that transmit signals to the Optic Nerve
    2. Photoreceptors (rods and cones) comprise the inner, sensory layer of the Retina
  2. Macula
    1. Retinal region responsible for central vision
    2. Lies two disc diameters lateral to the optic disc
  3. Fovea
    1. Subpart of the Macula with highest Visual Acuity (and highest cone density)
  4. Images
    1. eyeRetinaGrayBB879.gifLewis (1918) Gray's Anatomy 20th ed (in public domain at Yahoo or BartleBy)
    2. eyeRetinaMicroGrayBB882.gifLewis (1918) Gray's Anatomy 20th ed (in public domain at Yahoo or BartleBy)
    3. eyeRetinaMicroGrayBB881.gifLewis (1918) Gray's Anatomy 20th ed (in public domain at Yahoo or BartleBy)