Sensory - Vision Development
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- 1 Introduction
- 2 Some Recent Findings
- 3 Timeline
- 4 Lens
- 5 Stage 22 Eye
- 6 Retinotopic Map
- 7 Neural Crest
- 8 Schlemm's canal
- 9 Extraocular Muscles
- 10 Additional Images
- 11 References
- 12 Terms
- 13 External Links
- 14 Glossary Links
These notes introduce the development of the eye: induction and regional specification of the eye structures, maturation and formation of retina and optic tectum neuronal connections.
The adult eye has contributions from several different embryonic layers eventually forming neuronal, supportive connective tissue, optical structures, and muscular tissues.
There are additional pages shown in the vision links, covering specific topics of vision development.
|Vision Links: Introduction | Lens | Retina | Placodes | Extraocular Muscle | Cornea | Eyelid | Abnormalities | Student project 1 | Student project 2 | Category:Vision|
Some Recent Findings
|More recent papers|
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References listed on the rest of the content page and the associated discussion page (listed under the publication year sub-headings) do include some editorial selection based upon both relevance and availability.
Lily Ng, Hong Liu, Donald L St Germain, Arturo Hernandez, Douglas Forrest Deletion of the thyroid hormone-activating type 2 deiodinase rescues cone photoreceptor degeneration but not deafness in mice lacking type 3 deiodinase. Endocrinology: 2017; PubMed 28324012
Huayun Li, Huibin Jia, Ashley Chung-Fat-Yim, Laipeng Jin, Dongchuan Yu The neural correlates of vertical disparity gradient and cue conflict in Panum's limiting case. Brain Cogn: 2017, 114;11-19 PubMed 28327354
Lily Yu-Li Chang, Jason Turuwhenua, Tian Yuan Qu, Joanna M Black, Monica L Acosta Infrared Video Pupillography Coupled with Smart Phone LED for Measurement of Pupillary Light Reflex. Front Integr Neurosci: 2017, 11;6 PubMed 28326023
Takahito Nakama, Shigeo Yoshida, Keijiro Ishikawa, Yuki Kubo, Yoshiyuki Kobayashi, Yedi Zhou, Shintaro Nakao, Toshio Hisatomi, Yasuhiro Ikeda, Kazumasa Takao, Kazunori Yoshikawa, Akira Matsuda, Junya Ono, Shoichiro Ohta, Kenji Izuhara, Akira Kudo, Koh-Hei Sonoda, Tatsuro Ishibashi Therapeutic Effect of Novel Single-Stranded RNAi Agent Targeting Periostin in Eyes with Retinal Neovascularization. Mol Ther Nucleic Acids: 2017, 6;279-289 PubMed 28325294
Xinguang Yang, Fuquan Huo, Bei Liu, Jing Liu, Tao Chen, Junping Li, Zhongqiao Zhu, Bochang Lv Crocin Inhibits Oxidative Stress and Pro-inflammatory Response of Microglial Cells Associated with Diabetic Retinopathy Through the Activation of PI3K/Akt Signaling Pathway. J. Mol. Neurosci.: 2017; PubMed 28238066
Luigi Pirelli, Chad A Kliger, Nirav C Patel, Marcella Bono, Carlos E Ruiz, Vladimir Jelnin, Gregory P Fontana Minimally Invasive Robotically Assisted Repair of Partial Anomalous Venous Connection. Innovations (Phila): 2016, 12(1);71-73 PubMed 27918317
Hussam Abou-Al-Shaar, Muhammad M Abd-El-Barr, Hasan A Zaidi, Eleanor Russell-Goldman, Rebecca D Folkerth, Edward R Laws, E Antonio Chiocca Frontal dermoid cyst coexisting with suprasellar craniopharyngioma: a spectrum of ectodermally derived epithelial-lined cystic lesions? Neurosurg Focus: 2016, 41(6);E16 PubMed 27903118
Kaivon Pakzad-Vaezi, Pearse Keane, João Nobre Cardoso, Catherine Egan, Adnan Tufail Optical coherence tomography angiography of foveal hypoplasia. Br J Ophthalmol: 2016; PubMed 27899366
Yi-Ju Ho, Hung-Chi Chen, Shirley H L Chang, Lung-Kung Yeh, David Hui-Kang Ma A method to preserve limbus during penetrating keratoplasty for a case of presumed PHACES syndrome with sclerocornea: A case report. Medicine (Baltimore): 2016, 95(41);e4938 PubMed 27741106
Carnegie Stages - Eye
| The following data is from a study of human embryonic carnegie stages and other sources.
||Embryo Virtual Slides|
See below the drawings of sections of the whole eye from week 8 of development.
The lens or crystalline lens or aquula (Latin, aquula = a little stream) has a key role in focussing light (with the cornea) upon the neural retina. The lens embryonic origin is from surface ectoderm of the sensory placodes that form in the head region (More? Week 4 - Placodes). The lens focusses by refracting light as it passes through the biconvex lens, which can be altered in shape (accommodation) by surrounding ciliary muscles. These ciliary muscles are activated (contracted) by parasympathetic innervation from the ciliary ganglion itself innervated by the oculomotor nerve (Cranial Nerve III) (More? Cranial Nerves).
surface ectoderm -> lens placode -> lens pit -> lens vesicle -> lens fibres -> lens capsule and embryonic/fetal nucleus.
- Links: Vision - Lens Development
Stage 22 Eye
The images below link to virtual slides of the human developing eye at Carnegie stage 22. Click on the image to open or select specific regions from the regions of interest links.
Virtual Slide - Regions of Interest
Links: Embryo Virtual Slides
This neuroscience term describes how the developing retina is precisely "mapped" onto the visual cortex through a series of signaling and activity dependent mechanisms. This follows from Hubel and Wiesel (1981 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine) key discoveries (1959-70) of how in development system matching occurs in the visual system. The topographic map establishes an ordered neuronal connection between sensory structures and the central nervous system.
The retinotectal map (eye to brain) of birds (lower vertebrates):
- temporal (posterior) retina is connected to the rostral (anterior) part of the contralateral optic tectum
- nasal (anterior) retina to the caudal (posterior) tectum
- ventral retina to the dorsal (medial) tectum
- dorsal ventral (lateral) tectum
Retinal waves a form of coordinated spontaneous activity that occurs in the developing retina. These waves of electrical activity (action potentials) are thought to have a role in establishing the initial retinotopic map by correlating/coordinating the activity of neighbouring retinal ganglion cells.
EphA/ephrin-A molecular signaling also thought to have a role in establishing the initial retinotopic map.
Mouse eye neural crest
Mouse eye TGF-beta model
- Links: Image - Mouse eye neural crest | Image - Mouse eye TGF-beta model | Vision Development | Neural Crest Development | Head Development
Schematic showing the stages of Schlemm's canal development in the postnatal mouse by the novel process of canalogenesis. (Cartoons have been drawn for clarity and are not intended to suggest that most early sprouts arise from the LVP.)
Extraocular muscles are required to move the eye within the orbit. Their embryonic origin requires an interaction between the cranial mesoderm and the migrating neural crest cells.
The following is from a recent paper comparing human to zebrafish muscle development.
- Links: Extraocular Muscles
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