Area of retina

Value 1094 mm^2
Organism Human Homo sapiens
Reference John Moran eye center, Uni. of Utah, Webvision, the organization of the retina and visual system, Helga Kolb, Eduardo Fernandez and Ralph Nelson, link
Method "Calculated by Bernstein from the expectations that the average dimension of the human eye is 22 mm from anterior to posterior poles, and that 72% of the inside of the globe is retina (Michels, R.G., Wilkinson, C.P. and Rice, T.A. (1990) Retinal detachment. p 17. The C.V. Mosby Company.) Globe (or sphere) surface area=4pr^2=4p(11)^2=1521mm^2, 0.72×1521=1095mm^2"
Comments Note: Drasdo et al 1974 PMID 4433482, calculated 1065mm^2 for the total retina excluding the optic nerve disc and 1,020mm^2 for the functional retina excluding the disc and pars caeca.
Entered by Uri M
ID 105340