December 2011
Volume 11, Issue 15
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OSA Fall Vision Meeting Abstract  |   December 2011
Unraveling the primate fovea during development
Author Affiliations
  • Anita E. Hendrickson
    University of Washington, Biological Structure and Ophthalmology
Journal of Vision December 2011, Vol.11, 2. doi:10.1167/11.15.2
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      Anita E. Hendrickson; Unraveling the primate fovea during development. Journal of Vision 2011;11(15):2. doi: 10.1167/11.15.2.

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Abstract

Shortly after joining the brand new University of Washington Department of Ophthalmology in 1966, I discovered the classic book on human retinal development by Ida Mann. When a friend in the UW Primate Center asked me if I wanted the eyes from 16 timed fetal and infant M. nemestrina, I had my first opportunity to discover for myself the very strange development of the fovea. This talk will review the evidence that I and my collaborators have amassed on foveal development, and will present an integrated model of primate foveal development based on these data.

Classic paper: Yuodelis, C., & Hendrickson, A. E. (1986). A qualitative and quantitative analysis of the human fovea during development. Vision Research, 26, 847–855.

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