Ora serrata

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This article is about the ora serrata of the eye. For ora serrata, a historical term for the Z-line of the gastroesophageal junction, see Gastroesophageal junction.
Ora serrata
Diagram of the blood vessels of the eye, as seen in a horizontal section.
Gray's p.1018
Code TA A15.2.04.006

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 animals in which the region does not have a serrated appearance, it is called the ora ciliaris retinae.

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