Diagram of the blood vessels of the eye, as seen in a horizontal section.
The ora serrata is the serrated junction between the retina and the ciliary body. This junction marks the transition from the simple non-photosensitive area of the retina to the complex, multi-layered photosensitive region. In this region the pigmented epithelium of the retina transitions into the outer pigmented epithelium of the ciliary body and the inner portion of the retina transitions into the non-pigmented epithelium of the cilia. In animals in which the region does not have a serrated appearance, it is called the ora ciliaris retinae.
- Anatomy photo:29:22-0204 at the SUNY Downstate Medical Center
- Atlas image: eye_1 at the University of Michigan Health System - "Sagittal Section Through the Eyeball"
- Atlas image: eye_3 at the University of Michigan Health System - "Coronal Section Through the Eyeball"
- Anatomy diagram: 02566.000-1 at Roche Lexicon - illustrated navigator, Elsevier
- ora+serrata+retinae at eMedicine Dictionary
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