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Histology of optic disc drusen.
Image courtesy of Dr Robert Mullins, University of Iowa. Please see case description page for licence and original file information.
Druse (singular of drusen) from a human eye. Note the displacement of photoreceptor cells (OS, IS, ONL) due to the presence of the druse. Numerous and large drusen in the macula are associated with increased risk of age-related macular degeneration.
- INL : inner nuclear layer of the retina
- ONL : outer nuclear layer
- IS : inner segments
- OS : outer segments
- RPE : retinal pigment epithelium
- CC : choriocapillaris
- CH : deeper choroid.
Author: Dr Robert Mullins, University of Iowa
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