optic vesicle


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optic vesicle

n.
Either of the paired evaginations of the embryonic forebrain from which the optic nerve and retina develop.
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Optic disc coloboma is a rare, unilateral or bilateral, condition resulting from incomplete closure of the embryonic cleft that develops from the optic vesicle during foetus development.
At 29 hours, the optic vesicle, which later gives rise to the optic cup, was visible as an extension of the diencephalon.
Eye development was also closely monitored as a transition from an optic vesicle to a pigmented retina with an optic lens.