Retina: Definition & Function


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What purpose do the cone cells serve?

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1. What purpose do rod cells serve?

2. What is the function of the fovea centralis?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet will help you gauge your awareness of topics regarding the eye's anatomy such as the cone cells, rod cells, fovea centralis, and optic discs.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

To be more specific, prepare to be asked about:

  • Purposes of the rod and cone cells
  • Function of the fovea centralis
  • The location of the optic disc
  • Why we have pupils, retinas, and lenses

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the makeup of an eye
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about functions of the eye's different components
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main terms, such as the optic disc and fovea centralis

Additional Learning

Read our lesson, Retina: Definition & Function, to see what else you can find out about this material. This lesson will particularly go over:

  • Mechanics of the retina
  • The eye's structure
  • Uses of the eye's components