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September 1960

What Some Anatomists Are Talking About

Arch Ophthalmol. 1960;64(3):321-323. doi:10.1001/archopht.1960.01840010323002

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Abstract

At the International Congress of Anatomy in New York City last April, the eye held one of the spotlights for two and one-half days. Under the chairmanship of George Smelser, and supported by The Institute of Neurologic Diseases and Blindness, The National Science Foundation, The Council to Combat Blindness and the Council to Prevent Blindness, a galaxy of the anatomical world presented an impressive array of studies on diverse aspects of ocular structure. The sessions dealt with: 1. photoreceptors; 2. morphology of the rest of the retina; 3. lens and vitreous structure; 4. trabecular meshwork and filtration angle; 5. ciliary epithelium and those contributions that could not be categorized under the foregoing headings.

The first session revealed to those of us who had not known it before that the innumerable and mysterious laminae making up the outer segments of the rods and cones actually resulted from an infolding of the

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