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pigmented retinal epithelium


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The layer of phagocytic epithelial cells (PRE; retinal pigmented epithelium, RPE) containing many pigment granules that are apposed to the photoreceptors of the eye and internalize discs shed from the rod outer segment. Dysfunction is involved in age-related macular degeneration and retinitis pigmentosa.

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