optic nerve

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optic nerve

n.
Either of the second pair of cranial nerves that arise from the retina and carry visual information to the thalamus and other parts of the brain.

optic nerve

n
(Physiology) the second cranial nerve, which provides a sensory pathway from the retina to the brain

op′tic nerve′


n.
either of a pair of cranial nerves consisting of sensory fibers that conduct impulses from the retina to the brain.
[1605–15]

optic nerve

The nerve that carries sensory information on vision from the retina of the eye to the brain. The optic nerve is a cranial nerve.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.optic nerve - the cranial nerve that serves the retinaoptic nerve - the cranial nerve that serves the retina
visual system - the sensory system for vision
cranial nerve - any of the 12 paired nerves that originate in the brain stem
betweenbrain, diencephalon, interbrain, thalmencephalon - the posterior division of the forebrain; connects the cerebral hemispheres with the mesencephalon
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This is important, as optic nerve injuries carry a poor visual prognosis; one third of patients in the International Optic Nerve Trauma Study had a final visual acuity of hand movements or worse in the affected eye.
Vander, "Comparison between axonal and retinal ganglion cell gene expression in various optic nerve injuries including glaucoma," Molecular Vision, vol.