Figure 10

Figure 10. Different structure of central and peripheral human retina. A. In central retina the inner and outer plexiform layers (IPL, OPL) are thicker than in peripheral retina. The inner nuclear and ganglion cell layers (INL, GCL) contain more cells, but of smaller diameter. B. Peripheral retina is thinner overall than central retina, though cells are larger in diameter, most layers are thin. The outer nuclear layer (ONL) is densely populated with rods. OLM, outer limiting membrane; ILM, inner limiting membrane.

From: Simple Anatomy of the Retina

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