Perifovea

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Photograph of the retina of the human eye, with overlay diagrams showing the positions and sizes of the macula, fovea, and optic disc

Perifovea is a region in the retina that circumscribes the parafovea and fovea and is a part of the macula lutea.[1] The perifovea is a belt that covers a 10° radius around the fovea and is 1.5 mm wide.[2][3] The perifovea ends when the Henle's fiber layer disappears and the ganglion cells are one-layered.[4]


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  1. ^ Myron Yanoff; Jay S. Duker (6 November 2013). Ophthalmology: Expert Consult: Online and Print. Elsevier Health Sciences. p. 421. ISBN 978-1-4557-5001-6.
  2. ^ Jasjit S. Suri (2008). Image Modeling of the Human Eye. Artech House. p. 133. ISBN 978-1-59693-209-8.
  3. ^ Vito Roberto (10 November 1993). Intelligent Perceptual Systems: New Directions in Computational Perception. Springer. p. 347. ISBN 978-3-540-57379-1.
  4. ^ Louis E. Probst; Julie H. Tsai; George Goodman (OD.) (2012). Ophthalmology: Clinical and Surgical Principles. SLACK Incorporated. p. 28. ISBN 978-1-55642-735-0.