Retina: The ten-layered nervous tissue membrane of the eye. It is continuous with the Optic Nerve and receives images of external objects and transmits visual impulses to the brain. Its outer surface is in contact with the Choroid and the inner surface with the Vitreous Body. The outer-most layer is pigmented, whereas the inner nine layers are transparent.1

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Retina: A light-sensitive membrane that lines the back wall of the eyeball. The retina is continuous with the optic nerve and this way transmits optical images to the brain.2

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  1. Source: MeSH (U.S. National Library of Medicine)
  2. Source: NCI Thesaurus
  3. ibid.

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