I'm struggling to find a reference for the mass or density of a human (monkey or rabbit would also work) retina.

I'd appreciate any help!


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I did some research and I found this site : https://www.covance.com/content/dam/covance/assetLibrary/posters/StrubleEVER14.pdf

It has the weight for ocular tissues for different kinds of animals ( rabbit , human etc. ).

I also found that the area of a retina is 1094 mm² and the thickness is 0,12 mm , so if you can find the density you can find the mass.

(found on this site https://faculty.washington.edu/chudler/facts.html#sensory )

  • $\begingroup$ Are you sure that the referenced value of 2500 mm^2 is not the surface area? Because there is no way that the retina is 5 cm x 5 cm. $\endgroup$
    – kmm
    Jun 19, 2017 at 2:02
  • $\begingroup$ I'm sorry . I did some more research and you are right. The actual area of the retina that i found is 1,094 mm^2 (Link that i used ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK11556 ) $\endgroup$
    – user158657
    Jun 19, 2017 at 2:45

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