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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

Brenner Children’s pediatric emergency department has moved back to its original location. Learn more

In order to help protect patients, family members and health care workers from the spread of COVID-19, no visitors are allowed at any of Wake Forest Baptist Health’s outpatient or inpatient facilities, except in certain situations.
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Word! Retina

Word! Retina

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Retina

(En español: Retina)

Say: ret-i-nuh

The retina is at the back of your eye and it has light-sensitive cells called rods and cones. When you look at something, light hits the retina, the rods and cones send electrical signals to the brain along the optic nerve. The brain uses these signals to interpret what you are seeing. See what I mean?