Front Cell Dev Biol 2021 8;9:654385. Epub 2021 Apr 8.
Department of Cell Biology and Human Anatomy, University of California, Davis, Davis, CA, United States.
Rod and cone photoreceptors differ in their shape, photopigment expression, synaptic connection patterns, light sensitivity, and distribution across the retina. Although rods greatly outnumber cones, human vision is mostly dependent on cone photoreceptors since cones are essential for our sharp visual acuity and color discrimination. In humans and other primates, the (fovea), a specialized region of the central retina, contains the highest density of cones. Read More