The layer of the eye that contains the photoreceptors which detect light. Light-sensitive membrane at the back of the eye on which object images are formed and which transmits information to the brain. This hypersensitive membrane plays an essential role in the perception of light, colors, details, shape and movement. Light sensitive with photoreceptors in the eye that converts images from the eye’s optical system into electrical impulses that are sent to the brain where the image is formed.

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