Anatomy and Physiology of the Eye

  • Alessandro Checcucci
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSB, volume 242)


The eye is a sensory organ which allows the reconstruction in our brain of the images of the surrounding reality. For this purpose the eye is structured as a dioptrical apparatus (cornea and lens) which focalize the light becoming from external objects on the retina, the sensitive portion which in turn transforms the incident light in nervous pulses, successively transmitted to the visual cortex in the brain.


Outer Segment Ciliary Body Visual Pigment Refractive Power Optic Nerve Fibre 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Alessandro Checcucci
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  1. 1.Istituto Ricerca Onde ElettromagneticheCNRFlorenceItaly

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