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Cone Cells

Cone cells are a type of cell in the retina, the layer at the back of the eye that responds to light. Cone cells detect color.

There are three types of cones: red, green, and blue. People with color vision problems may have different amounts of each cone type, or they may be completely missing one, two, or three of the cone types.

By Healthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer Christopher J. Rudnisky, MD, MPH, FRCSC - Ophthalmology
Current as of January 25, 2013

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Last Updated: January 25, 2013
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