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Eye Structure and Terms

Eye Structure and Terms

diagram of the eye

Choroid: The vascular coat of the eye which supplies the photoreceptors (the visual cells) with oxygen and nutrients.

Retina: A multi-layered group of cells that converts light stimuli into electrical signals that are sent to the brain to make images.

Fovea: The central part of the retina that is responsible for the very best vision.

Macula: The region of the retina including and surrounding the fovea that is responsible for sharp vision that is required for reading and driving.

Optic Nerve: The collection of nerve fibers that carries impulses from the retina to the brain. Sclera The tough outer coat of the eye that protects the delicate inner structures.

eye terminology

Subretinal Hemorrhage: A collection of blood underneath the retina usually due to bleeding from abnormal blood vessels.

Atrophy: Death, degeneration.

Drusen: A collection of yellow material under the retina and the pigment epithelium.

Sanford Greenberg Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Dr. Jennifer Thorne Appointed President-elect of American Uveitis Society- 5/17/16

Dr. Ingrid Zimmer-Galler Elected to the ATA College of Fellows- 5/13/16

Dr. Arevalo Launches New Book at ARVO 2016- 5/09/16

Dr. Elia J. Duh is elected to the American Society for Clinical Investigation- 4/28/16

Dr. Maria Valeria Canto Soler Wins BrightFocus Award for Macular Degeneration Research- 4/27/16

Three Wilmer Faculty Voted Most Influential in Field of Ophthalmology- 4/22/2016

Dr. Pradeep Ramulu Wins Pisart Award for Significant Achievement in Vision Science Research- 4/21/16

Dr. Eghrari Receives Alcon Early Career Research Award- 4/13/16

Dr. Quigley Honored by American Glaucoma Society- 4/11/16

Dr. Ian Pitha Awarded Grants for Glaucoma Research- 4/11/16

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