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Anatomy of the human retina

The various types of neurons in the mammalian retina.[1]
The retina is a light-sensitive layer of tissue that lines the rear surface of the eye. Light from one's visual field passes through the eye and projects onto the retina to create an image. Subsequently, retinal neurons detect this image, which initiates a cascade of biochemical and electrical processing that is sent through the optic nerve and eventually to the visual cortex of the brain. These biochemical and electrical signals provide the basis for vision.
  1. Masland, R. The fundamental plan of the retina (2001). Nature Neuroscience 4 (9): 877-886