Inner limiting membrane

Inner limiting membrane
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Section of retina. (Membrana limitans interna labeled at right, at top.)
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Plan of retinal neurons. (Membrana limitans interna labeled at left, at top.)
Latin membrana limitans interna
Gray's subject #225 1017

The inner limiting membrane is the boundary between the retina and the vitreous body, formed by astrocytes and the end feet of Müller cells. It is separated from the vitreous humor by a basal lamina.

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