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Amazing close-up of the blood vessels in a human eye

The human eye is an organ which reacts to light for several purposes. As a conscious sense organ, the mammalian eye allowsvision. Rod and cone cells in the retina allow conscious light perception and vision including color differentiation and the perception of depth. The human eye can distinguish about 10 million colors.


In common with the eyes of other mammals, the human eye’s non-image-forming photosensitive ganglion cells in the retina receive the light signals which affect adjustment of the size of the pupil, regulation and suppression of the hormone melatonin andentrainment of the body clock. [source]

The width of blood vessels in the retina, located at the back of the eye, may indicate brain health years before the onset of dementia and other deficits.