Melanopsin-Expressing Intrinsically Photosensitive Retinal Ganglion Cells in Retinal Disease

  title={Melanopsin-Expressing Intrinsically Photosensitive Retinal Ganglion Cells in Retinal Disease},
  author={Beatrix Feigl and Andrew J. Zele},
  journal={Optometry and Vision Science},
  • B. FeiglA. Zele
  • Published 1 May 2014
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Optometry and Vision Science
&NA; Melanopsin-containing intrinsically photosensitive retinal ganglion cells (ipRGCs) are a class of photoreceptors with established roles in non–image-forming processes. Their contributions to image-forming vision may include the estimation of brightness. Animal models have been central for understanding the physiological mechanisms of ipRGC function and there is evidence of conservation of function across species. Intrinsically photosensitive retinal ganglion cells can be divided into five… 

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