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September 1980

Thickness of the Retinal Nerve Fiber Layer in Primate Eyes

Author Affiliations

From the Eye Institute, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1980;98(9):1625-1629. doi:10.1001/archopht.1980.01020040477018

• Thickness of the retinal nerve fiber layer is studied in the eyes of three primate species. Measurements are made at various points throughout the fundus, including the peripapillary, arcuate, macular (area centralis), equatorial, and peripheral parts of the retina. Anatomic findings are compared with the clinical appearance of retinal light reflexes in these eyes. It is proposed that the nature of this light reflex is, in part, determined by the thickness of the retinal nerve fiber layer.

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