I am sorry, but this is a very large file and can take a long time to load. For those who would like more graphic information about how light enters the retina and how the neural signal leaves the retina this animation should be both useful and entertaining.
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This animated cartoon illustrates how light (white dot) enters the retina on the side containing the optic nerves and travels through all of the retinal layers before finally being absorbed by the photopigments in the outer segments of the receptors. A neural signal (yellow dot) is generated in the receptors which then travels through the neurons of the various retinal layers and finally travels out through the optic nerve up to the lateral geniculate nucleus.
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