Anatomy of the Retina
- The retina is the inner lining of the eye and works like the film in a camera. Light enters the eye and is focused onto the retina, the light-sensing part of the eye. This information is transmitted though the optic nerve to the brain where it is interpreted as the images you see.
- The macula is the part of the retina responsible for your central vision.
- The retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) is a layer of cells that support the overlying photoreceptors, the cells that actually sense the light that enters your eye. Underneath the RPE is the choroid, a major blood supply that brings nutrients and oxygen to your retina. The middle of the eye is filled with a clear, jelly-like substance called vitreous.
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