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The Ultimate Portrait Painter: Howard Bartner and Forty Years of Medical Illustration
  Painting 3: Detached Retina  
   
  Painting of an entire retina  
     
  This painting, completed in 1967, shows an entire retina. The optic disc is the small yellow circle near the center of the orange retina. The billowing of the bottom segment of the retina indicates that this segment of the retina has become detached from the firm connective tissue that encloses the eye. This causes visual loss in the area.  
     
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