Wednesday, 30 June 2010
A membrane-enclosed outgrowth of the brain
"The eye is unique, both as a membrane-enclosed outgrowth of the brain... ''
Ionic control of ocular growth and refractive change
. Sheila G. Crewther, Helena Liang, Barbara M. Junghans and David P. Crewther. PNAS October 17, 2006 vol. 103 no. 42 15663-15668
From a developmental perspective the eye is an outgrowth of the brain. During fetal development small patches on the outside of the embryo develop into the two eyes.