My left retina

Instead of getting those crazy eye drops to dilate your eyes so the doctor can look at your retina, they just take a high-resolution digital picture. Much faster and easier. And they keep them on record so they can compare photos from year to year and better diagnose potential problems.


The bright spot in the middle is the optic nerve (the blind spot); the darker spot next to the optic nerve is the macula, a small crater in the retina with a higher density of rods and cones, making it the best seeing portion of the eye.

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Uploaded on November 30, 2007