The retina

The retina is a thin layer of tissue lining the back of the eye. The images we see enter the eye through the lens and are focused on the retina. The retina then sends these signals to the brain for visual recognition.

The retina consists of:

  • Pigments cells (epitel)
  • Rod and cone cells that help distinguish colours and light and dark.
  • Bipolar cells
  • Horizontal and amacrine cells
  • Ganglion cells, which collect information from the retina