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Fig. 128. Section through the Eye of a Rabbit Embryo of about Twelve Days

The figure shews

  1. the absence at this stage of mesoblast between the lens and the epiblast ; the interval between the two has however been made too great
  2. the arteria centralis retinae forming the vascular capsule of the lens and continuous with vascular structures round the edges of the optic cup.


c. epithelium of cornea : 1. lens ; mec. mesoblast growing in from the side to form the cornea ; rt. retina ; a.c.r. arteria centralis retinse ; of.n. optic nerve.

Links: Fig. 128 in text | Historic notes - The eyes | Vision Development


Foster, M., Balfour, F. M., Sedgwick, A., & Heape, W. (1883). The Elements of Embryology. (2nd ed.). London: Macmillan and Co.

Volume 1 - The History of the Chick: Egg structure and incubation beginning | Summary whole incubation | First day | Second day - first half | Second day - second half | Third day | Fourth day | Fifth day | Sixth day to incubation end | Figures 1
Volume 2 - The History of the Mammalian Embryo: General Development | Embryonic Membranes and Yolk-Sac | Organs from Epiblast | Organs from Mesoblast | Alimentary Canal | Appendix | Figures 2

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