Above this sensory tissue is a layer called the neural retina made up of several different layers of nerve cells including the top one called the Nerve Fiber Layer or NFL.
What does NFL stand for?
NFL stands for Nerve Fiber Layer
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Today s Cirrus HD-OCT from Carl Zeiss offers a wide spectrum of analyses including Retinal Nerve Fiber Layer (RNFL) and Optic Nerve Head with progression analyses and anterior segment imaging for glaucoma, as well as a variety of Macular Thickness and Macular Change analyses with high resolution B-scans and 3-D visualiza- tions for managing retinal disease.
and her colleagues at the University of Athens found "a significant anatomical and functional impairment, marked by a decrease in macular and retinal nerve fiber layer thickness as well as a decrease in electrical activity in the macula," among women with a history of anorexia or bulimia.
Here's a brief roundup of technologies under study for their usefulness in measuring MS-related damage and therapeutic success: * OCT (optical coherence tomography): a tool that is relatively easy to use and that utilizes infrared light to measure the thickness of the nerve fiber layer of the retina in the back of the eye, and its connection to the optic nerve.
By measuring the thickness of the nerve fiber layer at the back of the eye, we can more accurately estimate how much nerve damage has occurred.
As the optic nerve goes from the brain to the eye, it then splays out onto the back surface of the eye, and that is called the nerve fiber layer.
Several newer diagnostic techniques are mentioned, such as scanning laser tomography, nerve fiber layer analysis, assessment of ocular perfusion, and automated perimetry methods that use color and frequency doubling.
Names have been blacked out with heavy marker, leaving only such coolly harrowing remarks as: ``There is extensive hemorrhage in the nerve fiber layer and also in the bipolar cell layer.