Any Miami eye doctor will tell you that the eye is made up of cells, just like the rest of the body. The eye is made up of many different types of cells, and they are all important to how it functions overall. Some of the most important cells in the human eye are located on the front of the eye, the center of the eye, and in the nerves that connect the eyes to the brain. In order to find out how healthy a patient’s eyes are, a Miami optometrist will take a look into the eye and also at the exterior of it. If an part of the eye does not seem to be normal, then a biopsy to look at the cells of the eye may be taken and sent to the laboratory.

Different Cells of the Eye

Eye doctors in Miami are likely going to elaborate on the most important cells in the eye if you ask them about this. While the eye consists of many different cells, some are more important to the function of the eye than others.

● The cells located in the optic nerves that connect the eyes to the brain are likely the most important. They are what transmits electrical signals to the part of the brain that can comprehend them as images.

Retinal cells are likely just as important. The retina is located in the back of the eye and is what converts light into electrical signals.

● Other important cells in the eyes are rods and cones. These cells are what allow people to perceive colors and shapes.

Finding Out How Healthy Your Eyes Are

Taking a tissue sample for a biopsy of your eyes is a rare procedure that is not normally done. In order to examine the cells of your eyes, a doctor is likely going to look at them using special tools. Many people think that the cellular structures in their eyes is why they need eyeglasses in Miami Beach, but this isn’t true. The reason people need to wear glasses is because they are born with or develop an abnormally shaped cornea. If light doesn’t land on the retina exactly as it should, then a person will not see clear images and likely need glasses or contacts.

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