retinal pigment layer

a single-cell layer of pigmented epithelium covering the neural retina and developing from the outer of the two layers of the optic cup

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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  • Retinal pigment epithelium — The pigment cell layer that nourishes the retinal cells. The retinal pigment epithelium is located just outside the retina and is attached to what is called the choroid, a layer filled with blood vessels that nourish the retina. * * * (RPE)… …   Medical dictionary

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  • Retinal detachment — A separation of the retina from its connection at the back of the eye. The separation usually results from a tear (that is, a rent or rip, not a tear drop) in the retina. The tear often occurs when the vitreous gel pulls loose or separates from… …   Medical dictionary

  • retinal detachment — detached retina separation of the inner nervous layer of the retina from the outer pigmented layer (retinal pigment epithelium) to which it is attached. It commonly occurs when one or more holes in the retina allow fluid from the vitreous cavity… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • layer — A sheet of one substance lying on another and distinguished from it by a difference in texture or color or by not being continuous with it. SEE ALSO: stratum, lamina. SYN: panniculus. ameloblastic l. the internal l. of the enamel organ. SYN: enam …   Medical dictionary

  • retinal rod — Major photoreceptor cell of vertebrate retina (about 125 million in a human eye). Columnar cells (about 40 m m long, 1 m m diameter) having three distinct regions: a region adjacent to, and synapsed with, the neural layer of the retina contains… …   Dictionary of molecular biology

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  • Outer plexiform layer — Section of retina. (Outer plexiform layer labeled at right, sixth from the top.) …   Wikipedia

  • Outer nuclear layer — Section of retina. (Outer nuclear layer labeled at right, fourth from the bottom.) …   Wikipedia

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