January 1971
Volume 10, Issue 1
Articles  |   January 1971
An Analysis of Retinal Receptor Orientation
Author Affiliations
    Department of Ophthalmology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa.
    Department of Ophthalmology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Mo.
Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science January 1971, Vol.10, 69-77. doi:
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      ALAN M. LATIES, JAY M. ENOCH; An Analysis of Retinal Receptor Orientation . Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 1971;10(1):69-77.

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The orientation of retinal receptors is important in the understanding of retinal physiology. The photoreceptors of spider monkey eyes tend to be oriented toward an anterior point in the eye rather than to the center of the retinal sphere. In this paper some of the implications of this finding are considered. Differences in cell orientation have been computed for both a center- and an anterior-pointing hypothesis. The meaning of the derived values is considered in some detail.


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