Chapter 17. The Retina

  1. C. U. M. Smith

Published Online: 24 NOV 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470694374.ch17

Biology of Sensory Systems, Second Edition

Biology of Sensory Systems, Second Edition

How to Cite

Smith, C. U. M. (2009) The Retina, in Biology of Sensory Systems, Second Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470694374.ch17

Author Information

  1. Vision Sciences, Aston University, Birmingham, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 24 NOV 2008
  2. Published Print: 9 JAN 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470518625

Online ISBN: 9780470694374

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Keywords:

  • retinal pigment epithelium (RPE);
  • absorption of light;
  • rods and cones;
  • macular degeneration;
  • photoreceptor cells;
  • comparison between ciliary and rhabdomeric photoreceptors;
  • center–surround receptive fields;
  • retinal structure;
  • synaptic wiring diagrams

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Retinal Pigment Epithelium (RPE)

  • Retina

  • Concluding Remarks