External limiting membrane


The external limiting membrane (or outer limiting membrane) is one of the ten distinct layers of the retina of the eye. It has a network-like structure and is situated at the bases of the rods and cones.

External limiting membrane
Latinmembrana limitans externa
Anatomical terminology
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Additional imagesEdit

Rods and cones
Section of retina. (Membrana limitans externa labeled at right, third from the bottom.)
Plan of retinal neurons. (Membrana limitans externa labeled at left, second from the bottom.)

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit

  • Histology image: 07902loa – Histology Learning System at Boston University
  • https://web.archive.org/web/20050313111150/http://www.med.uiuc.edu/histo/small/atlas/objects/126.htm
  • Slide at uc.edu
  • http://www.kumc.edu/instruction/medicine/anatomy/histoweb/eye_ear/eye12.htm
  • https://web.archive.org/web/20070518033845/http://education.vetmed.vt.edu/Curriculum/VM8054/EYE/RETINA.HTM