World Retina Day
World Retina Day is held on September 29. 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.
Similar holidays and events, festivals and interesting facts
International Safe Abortion Day on September 28 (The day was first celebrated as a day of action for decriminalization of abortion in Latin America and the Caribbean in 1990 by the Campaña 28 Septiembre);
International Rabbit Day on September 28 (Held on the fourth Saturday in September);
International Day for Universal Access to Information on September 28 (Universal access to information means that everyone has the right to seek, receive and impart information. This right is an integral part of the right to freedom of expression);
European Mushroom Day on September 28 (Celebrated on the fourth Saturday of September);
World Rivers Day on September 29 (last Sunday of September);
Dentist Day in El Salvador on September 29 (Día del odontólogo);
Mud Pack Day on September 30 (The use of mud for therapeutic and beauty purposes can be traced back to the 16th century during the Renaissance)