Dimensions of foveolar cone of middle-aged human

Range 2 width: >400 length μm
Organism Human Homo sapiens
Reference Yuodelis C, Hendrickson A. A qualitative and quantitative analysis of the human fovea during development. Vision Res. 1986 26(6):847-55. p.853 right column top paragraphPubMed ID3750868
Method The horizontal meridian containing the optic disc and fovea was embedded in glycol methacrylate, serially sectioned in a plane perpendicular to the retinal layers at 2-3 µm and stained with azure II-methylene blue or basic fuschin-methylene blue.
Comments The fully-developed result in researchers' middle-aged adult specimen is a rod-free foveola of 683 µm diameter, containing 76,282 cones which are 2 µm wide and over 4OOµm long from the tip of their outer segment to the synaptic pedicle.
Entered by Uri M
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