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  • red reflex
    The red reflection of light from the inside of the eye that is seen by the ophthalmologist when shining either an ophthalmoscope or a retinoscope at the eye. This is the same effect seen in photographs where the pupil appears red. 
  • retina
    The wallpaper-like structure that lines the inside of the back of the eye and senses light.  The retina is like film in a camera, converting an image that is seen into a message for the brain to read. 
     
  • Rieger anomaly
    Axenfeld anomaly with iris and pupil abnormalities.  This term is no longer commonly used, as it is now recognized to be part of Axenfeld-Rieger spectrum. 
  • Rieger syndrome
    Rieger anomaly with glaucoma and systemic manifestations.  This term is no longer commonly used, as it is now recognized to be part of Axenfeld-Rieger spectrum