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Scarring the a detached retina

Chris Guerin

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Credit: Scarring the a detached retina. Credit: Chris Guerin. Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0)

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The Mueller cells (stained black) are the radial glia of the retina. One of these cells can be seen extending a process from the vitreal surface at the bottom of the picture through to a scarred area on the detached photoreceptor surface of the retina (top). The scar is formed by the enlargement of the glial cells. Scarring makes reattachment of the retina more difficult.

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