Cone cell

Cone cells, or cones, are one of three types of photoreceptor cells (neurons) in the retina of the human eye. They are responsible for colour vision and function best in relatively bright light, as opposed to rod cells, which work better in dim light.

  • The three types of photoreceptor cells (neurons) in the retina of the human eye are cone, rod and ganglion cells.
  • Cone cells are cone-shaped whilst rod cells are rod-shaped.
  • Cone cells are most concentrated towards the macula and densely packed in the fovea centralis, but reduce in number towards the periphery of the retina.
  • There are believed to be around six million cone cells and 90 million rod cells in the human retina.

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