optic cup

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(embryology) a two-walled cuplike depression that develops into the pigmented and sensory layers of the retina

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suggested that size and shape of neuroretinal rim did not change in NAION patients contrary to POAG patients, in which the loss of neuroretinal rim and widening and deepening of the optic cup occurred (27).
Superpixel Classification Based Optic Disc and Optic Cup Segmentation for Glaucoma Screening" - IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON MEDICAL IMAGING, 32: 6.
During development, light-sensitive tissue lining the back of the eye, called the retina, forms from a structure known as the optic cup.
Meanwhile, Yoshiki Sasai and colleagues at the RIKEN Centre for Developmental Biology in Kobe , reported that they had managed to induce human stem cells called "retinal precursor cells" to develop into a central component of the human eye called an optic cup.
In the article, the research team at the Riken Center for Developmental Biology and Sumitomo Chemical said, "We demonstrate that an optic cup structure can form by self-organization in human ESC culture.
A new report by Japanese scientists describes how mouse embryonic stem cells (ESCs) are able to differentiate and assemble into an optic cup, capable of giving rise to a tissue exhibiting the stratified structure characteristic of the retina in vivo.
The optic cup and lens vesicle were observed at 40 hours.
The vertebrate retina develops from a single layer of elongated cells--the optic cup neuroepithelium.
An area of pallor in the center marks a small depression called the optic cup.