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Physiology of the Retina

  • M. A. Ali
  • M. A. Klyne

Abstract

The vertebrate retina contains specialised cells (photoreceptors) whose function is to absorb light. Generally, two types of photoreceptors are present — rods and cones. Although basically of similar design, these cells are distinguishable morphologically. However, problems may arise when the retina contains only one type of photoreceptor. It may then be necessary to resort to physiological studies before proper identification is possible.

Keywords

Ganglion Cell Outer Segment Bipolar Cell Amacrine Cell Horizontal Cell 
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Copyright information

© Plenum Press, New York 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. A. Ali
    • 1
  • M. A. Klyne
    • 1
  1. 1.Université de MontréalMontrealCanada

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