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Bassett Collection of Stereoscopic Images of Human Anatomy

Fundus of left eye

Optic papilla, central retinary artery and vein, anterior view

Image #59-1

KEYWORDS: Eye, Face, Peripheral nervous system, Vasculature.

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Fundus of left eye
Optic papilla, central retinary artery and vein, anterior view
The view, which was made with a retinal camera, shows the fundus of the left eye of a young man in light complexion. Retinal arteries appear narrow and paler than corresponding veins and have a longitudinal light streak not found in the veins. (This photograph was obtained through the courtesy of Dr. Homer Brugge.)
1 . Upper pointer: Superior temporal retinal artery Lower pointer: Superior temporal retinal vein
2 . Upper pointer: Superior nasal retinal vein Lower pointer: Superior retinal nasal artery
3 . Medial retinal artery
4 . Optic papilla
5 . Upper pointer: Inferior nasal retinal vein Lower pointer: Inferior nasal retinal artery
6 . Upper pointer: Inferior temporal retinal vein Lower pointer: Inferior temporal retinal artery
7 . Nerve fibers visible in retina
8 . Upper pointer: Superior macular artery Lower pointer: Superior macular vein
9 . Optic disc
10 . Sclera visible as narrow white zone surrounding optic papilla
11 . Narrow band of stratum pigmentosum
12 . Macula lutea (fovea centralis not visible in this instance; whitish halo around macula is common)
13 . Upper pointer: Inferior macular vein Lower pointer: Inferior macular artery