What are cone and rod cells?
Asked by Philosopher Speusippus, 04 Sep '12 08:19 pm
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The retina contains two types of photoreceptors, rods and cones. The rods are more numerous, some 120 million, and are more sensitive than the cones. However, they are not sensitive to color. The 6 to 7 million cones provide the eye's color sensitivity and they are much more concentrated in the central yellow spot known as the macula. In the center of that region is the " fovea centralis ", a 0.3 mm diameter rod-free area with very thin, densely packed cones.Answered by jakir hussain, 04 Sep '12 08:26 pm
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