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Ora serrata

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Structure of the eyeball seen in a transverse section.

The term 'ora serrata' is derived from Latin, meaning 'serrated edge'. It describes the irregular, jagged posterior border of the ciliary body.

The ora serrata marks the junction between the posterior, photosensitive optic region of the retina (neural retina) and the anterior nonphotosensitive (nonvisual) region, which extends over the internal surface of the ciliary body and the iris

From the ora serrata the neural retina extends backward to line the posterolateral aspect of the eyeball internally.

Terminology English: Ora serrata

Latin: Ora serrata
Definition Junction between the neural retina and nonvisual retina

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