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Princeton's WordNet

  1. optic nerve, nervus opticus, second cranial nerve, optic tract(noun)

    the cranial nerve that serves the retina


  1. optic nerve(Noun)

    Either of a pair of nerves that carry visual information from the retina to the brain


  1. Optic nerve

    The optic nerve, also known as cranial nerve 2, transmits visual information from the retina to the brain. Derived from the embryonic retinal ganglion cell, a diverticulum located in the diencephalon, the optic nerve does not regenerate after transection.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Optic Nerve

    The 2nd cranial nerve. The optic nerve conveys visual information from the retina to the brain. The nerve carries the axons of the retinal ganglion cells which sort at the optic chiasm and continue via the optic tracts to the brain. The largest projection is to the lateral geniculate nuclei; other important targets include the superior colliculi and the suprachiasmatic nuclei. Though known as the second cranial nerve, it is considered part of the central nervous system.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of optic nerve in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of optic nerve in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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  1. Rubens Belfort Jr.:

    Because the lesion is at the portion of the optic nerve that is inside the eye.

  2. Jake Olson:

    When I was 8 months old, I was diagnosed with a rare form of eye cancer called retinoblastoma, when the doctors found my cancer, it was completely taking over my left eye ... the greatest fear is the cancer spreading through the optic nerve to the brain.

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