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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Each eye-stalk contains an optic vesicle that houses a biconvex lens, two separate retinas, and a concave mirror (Dakin, 1910; Barber et al.
EMBRYOLOGICAL BASIS: Anophthalmos occurs when the neuroectoderm of the primary optic vesicle fails to develop properly from the anterior neural plate of the neural tube during embryological development.
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.