2021 AMI Online Salon

Layers of the Retina

Project Details

  • Entrant Name:  Audra Geras
  • Client: Digimata
  • Copyright: Audra Geras, 2021
  • Medium/software used: ZBrush, Keyshot, Photoshop
  • Final presentation format: Mural
  • Primary Audience: Opthalmologists

Project Description

The purpose was to create a dramatic, tall, narrow mural, (width to height ratio is 1:6), depicting the 10 layers of the retina in as accurate and detailed a 3D fashion as possible. The layers from bottom up are: The inner limiting membrane – ILM, the nerve fiber layer – NFL, the ganglion cell layer – GCL, the inner plexiform layer – IPL, the inner nuclear layer – INL, the outer plexiform layer – OPL, the outer nuclear layer – ONL , the outer limiting membrane – OLM, and finally, the retinal pigmented epithelium – RPE. The illustration was also recorded as a video that pans slowly from the bottom of the image to the top, allowing the viewer to discover the layers of the retina as if they were seen while moving upwards in a glass elevator.