Figure 13. Isodensity contours for short-wavelength sensitive (S)-cones labeled with an antibody to S-cone opsin in normal, detached, and reattached feline retinas.

Figure 13

Isodensity contours for short-wavelength sensitive (S)-cones labeled with an antibody to S-cone opsin in normal, detached, and reattached feline retinas. The greatest density of S-cones occurs in the inferior retina in control retina. When the retina is detached for 3 days, S-cones drop dramatically (the yellow and orange areas inferior to the optic nerve head (ONH) were not detached). In the three reattached retinas (A, B, and C), most of the superior retina was detached for 3 days and then reattached for 28. S-cone labeling in the reattached retinas was patchy and of low density by comparison with the normal retina. Many areas showed no S-cone labeling at all.

From: Cellular Remodeling in Mammalian Retina Induced by Retinal Detachment

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