2020–2021 BCSC Basic and Clinical Science Course™
2 Fundamentals and Principles of Ophthalmology
Part IV: Biochemistry and Metabolism
Chapter 13: Retinal Pigment Epithelium
RNA is synthesized continually by the RPE. This is required to produce the numerous enzymes that are necessary for cell metabolism, phagocytosis of shed discs, and maintenance of the retinoid pathway and transport functions.
Excerpted from BCSC 2020-2021 series: Section 2 - Fundamentals and Principles of Ophthalmology. For more information and to purchase the entire series, please visit https://www.aao.org/bcsc.