World Retina Day
World Retina Day is held on September 24. Held on the last Sunday in September. This event in the third decade of the month September is annual. Help us
Your retina only has one job, but it is a very important one: convert the light that the eye has captured into electric signals that the brain can process. All along the back of your eye is a thin layer of cells made specifically to catch and absorb the light that has come through your pupil and lens. The retinal is made of 10 layers containing nerve cells, blood vessels and photoreceptors called rods and cones. There are roughly 120 million rods in the retina that are more sensitive to light but not color. Incredibly efficient photoreceptors, rods are responsible for night and peripheral vision.
World Retina Day is observed on the last Sunday of September. The main goal of the day is to find a cure for Retinitis Pigmentosa and its associated illnesses since the retina is a very thin layer on the eye that has an important function in vision.
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International Rabbit Day on September 23 (Held on the fourth Saturday in September);
International Day against Sexual Exploitation and Trafficking of Women and Children on September 23 (is celebrated every 23 September. It was jointly established by the World Conference of the Coalition against Trafficking in Persons and the Women’s Conference that took place in January 1999 in Dhaka, Bangladesh);
International Day of Sign Languages on September 23 (adopted by the UN on November 14, 2017);
European Mushroom Day on September 23 (Celebrated on the fourth Saturday of September);
World Rivers Day on September 24 (last Sunday of September);
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