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    Sep. 28, 2017

    Rod and cones, the photoreceptor cells of the retina

    Special cells in the eye’s retina that are responsible for converting light into signals that are sent to the brain. Photoreceptors give us our color vision and night vision. There are two types of photoreceptor cells: rods and cones.

    A number of eye problems can involve photoreceptor cells. These problems include: