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Blood vessels emerging from the optic disc
Freya Mowat, Wellcome Images (B0006228)
Blood vessels in the retina emerging from the optic disc (black). The optic disc is the area of the retina where the optic nerve and retinal blood vessels leave the back of the eye. No light receptor cells are present in this area making it a blind spot. The endothelial cells are stained red and the vascular contents green. Surrounding cell nuclei are stained blue.