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The Visual System

The Visual System

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Course Information
By the end of the module; you will be able to learn about the visual pathway; the role of the various structures of the eye in light transmission and adaptability in this process; the structure of the retina and how the incipient light is converted by retina into electrical signals; the spatial distribution of the image on the retina; the retinotopic map and how it is maintained throughout the visual pathway; the functional organization of the cerebral cortex as pertaining to the visual system; the three major pathways for the three major components of vision viz. colour form and motion and effect of damage at various locations in the visual pathway.

Additional Information

Author Dr. Subhash Kumar; MBBS; MD; DM (Neuroradiology); Assistant Professor; Radiodiagnosis; All India Institute Of Medical Sciences; Patna.
Review Editor Dr. (Prof) Man Mohan Mehndiratta; M.D (Medicine); D.M (Neurology); Dip. NBE; FRCP (London; Edinburgh & Glasgow) MNAMS; FICP; FIAN; Professor of Neurology & Head of the Department of Neurology; Director-Janak Puri Superspeciality Hospital; New Delhi.
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The Visual System
  • Introduction
  • The Visual Pathway
  • Some Clinical Examples
  • Self Assessment

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