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retina

 [ret´ĭ-nah]
the innermost of the three tunics of the eye, surrounding the vitreous body and continuous posteriorly with the optic nerve. The retina is composed of light-sensitive neurons arranged in three layers; the first layer is made up of rods and cones and the other two transmit impulses from the rods and cones to the optic nerve. The rods are sensitive in dim light, and the cones are sensitive in bright light and are responsible for color vision.
Disorders of the Retina. retinopathies are pathologic conditions of the retina; they occur in conjunction with certain systemic disorders, such as hypertension, nephritis, toxemia of pregnancy, and diabetes mellitus.
detachment of the retina is complete or partial separation of the retina from the choroid, the middle coat of the eyeball. It occurs most often in persons with myopia (nearsightedness), but it also can result from trauma to the head.
Structure of the retina showing the rods and cones. From Applegate, 2000.
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epiretinal

(ĕ″pĭ-rĕt′ĭn-ĭl) [Gr. on, over, + L. rete, net]
On the surface of the retina.
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It should also be kept in mind that, due to the patient's age, epiretinal membrane might not be secondary.
in 1 patient Total 83% Complication in 3 patients (3.2%) ARMD = age related macular degeneration; ERM = epiretinal membrane; PRDR = proliferative diabetic retinopathy; PVD = posterior vitreous detachment; VMA = vitreomacular adhesion; VMT = vitreomacular traction; WVMAT = width of vitreomacular attachment Table 2.
In the NP group, ICG dye solution was injected over the macula region after epiretinal membranectomy to ensure that ILM remained intact.
Lutty, "Lama1 mutations lead to vitreoretinal blood vessel formation, persistence of fetal vasculature, and epiretinal membrane formation in mice," BMC Developmental Biology, vol.
Furthermore, there were complications such as macular scar and the epiretinal membrane that compromised visual prognosis.
No patients had Epiretinal membrane (ERM) or Serous Macular Detachment with Subretinal Fluid (SRF) clinically.
First, we did not clarify whether a macular hole or epiretinal membrane influenced the autoregulatory mechanism in the ONH because all subjects had these conditions in the present study.
Maculopathy (macular scar, macular pucker, epiretinal membrane and macular hole) eventually developed in 10(20.40%) eyes.