What is the Optic Nerve?

This video explains where the optic nerve is located and its primary function.

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Narrator: The optic nerve is located in the back of the eye. This structure is responsible for transmitting the images we see from the retina to the brain. The front surface of the optic nerve, which is visible on the retina is called the optic disc. There are millions of nerve fibers the pass through the retina and converge to form the optic nerve. When light hits the retina, it is converted into electrical impulses, and carried along these fibers through the optic nerve and the brain.

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This content was first posted on: March 15, 2015
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