Jul 5, 2018


A membrane lining the posterior part of the inside of the eye. It comprises visual photoreceptors (cones and rods) and non-visual photoreceptors (intrinsically photosensitive retinal ganglion cells) that are sensitive to light, and nerve cells that transmit signals via the optic nerve to various portions of the brain.

NOTE: This definition was changed in ANSI/IES RP-16-17 Addendum 4.

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