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Starlight is processed in the mammalian retina by a special type of interneuron called the AII amacrine cell. This AII cell – one of 500,000 in the rabbit retina – was injected under direct microscopic control with fluorescent dye, and a series of confocal micrographs later taken through the depth of the inner retina.
- Professor David Vaney
- © Professor David Vaney