Rod and Cone cells

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Cone cells

  • detect colour
  • sensitive to high light intensities
  • contain iodopsin - light sensitive pigment
  • better visual acuity (sharpness)

Rod cells

  • black and white images
  • rhodopsin -light sensitive pigment
  • sensitive to low light intensities

Bipolar cells

  • connect photoreceptor cells to ganglion cells
  • rod cells share a single bipolar cell
  • cone cells connected to its own bipolar cell

Ganglion cells

  • nerve


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