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What is the retina?
10 doctors weighed in

Dr. Breno Da rocha lima
Ophthalmology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Retina
The retina is a layer in the back of the eye where cells sensitive to light are located.

In brief: Retina
The retina is a layer in the back of the eye where cells sensitive to light are located.
Dr. Breno Da rocha lima
Dr. Breno Da rocha lima
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree
In brief: The organ of vision
The retina is a multicellular, very thin membrane that lines the back of the eye and is packed with light receptors.
It receives the focused image from the front of the eye, translates it into an electrical signal which goes up the optic nerve to make the magic image that we call vision. It is truly remarkable and so, so useful.

In brief: The organ of vision
The retina is a multicellular, very thin membrane that lines the back of the eye and is packed with light receptors.
It receives the focused image from the front of the eye, translates it into an electrical signal which goes up the optic nerve to make the magic image that we call vision. It is truly remarkable and so, so useful.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Dr. Samuel Barone
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Sensorineural tissue
The retina lines the inside of the back wall of the eye and is responsible for capturing light, just like film in a camera.
The retina converts this light information into electrical signals that get transmitted along the optic nerve to the brain for interpretation as vision. Similar to brain and spinal chord tissue, the retina is not able to regenerate itself after damage or injury.

In brief: Sensorineural tissue
The retina lines the inside of the back wall of the eye and is responsible for capturing light, just like film in a camera.
The retina converts this light information into electrical signals that get transmitted along the optic nerve to the brain for interpretation as vision. Similar to brain and spinal chord tissue, the retina is not able to regenerate itself after damage or injury.
Dr. Samuel Barone
Dr. Samuel Barone
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In brief: Light sensitive part
Retina is the light sensitive part in the back of the eye, where light from outside world is focused ( like film in a camera).
Light is processed in the retina and send to brain where the light is seen as an image. Damage to retina can lead to permanent loss of vision.

In brief: Light sensitive part
Retina is the light sensitive part in the back of the eye, where light from outside world is focused ( like film in a camera).
Light is processed in the retina and send to brain where the light is seen as an image. Damage to retina can lead to permanent loss of vision.
Dr. Lakshmana Kooragayala
Dr. Lakshmana Kooragayala
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