February 1974
Volume 13, Issue 2
Articles  |   February 1974
The Nerve-Fiber Layer of the Primate Retina: An Autoradiographic Study
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    Departments of Neurology and Physiology, University of Utah College of Medicine, Salt Lake City, Utah 84112
Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science February 1974, Vol.13, 95-100. doi:
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      THOMAS E. OGDEN; The Nerve-Fiber Layer of the Primate Retina: An Autoradiographic Study. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 1974;13(2):95-100.

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The intraretinal path taken by fibers of the arcuate bundle was studied in four Rhesus monkeys. The fibers incorporated radioactivity subsequent to the injection of a small amount of 3H-proline into the retina. The classical arciform projection was described and it was noted that near the disc, where the nerve-fiber layer contained many unlabeled fibers from the region of the area centralis, the label was uniformly distributed across the thickness of the layer. It is concluded that a vertical topographic organization is lacking in the nerve-fiber layer, i.e., the vertical position of a fiber within this layer, near the disc, bears no relation to the distance of its cell of origin from the disc.


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