Optic nerve

Optic nerve

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Credit: JOHN BURBIDGE/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Light micrograph of a section through a healthy optic nerve. The optic nerve is responsible for vision, carrying information from the rod and cone cells of the retina, via the optic chiasma (an X- shaped junction near the pituitary gland), to the cortex (outer layer) of the occipital (back) lobe of the brain.

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Keywords: anatomy, eye, human body, light micrograph, optic nerve, sight, vision, visual sense

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