optic tract

NOUN
  1. the cranial nerve that serves the retina
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  • In fishes, reptiles, and birds they are hollow, and only two in number (corpora bigemina); they represent the superior colliculi of mammals, and are frequently termed the optic lobes, because of their intimate connection with the optic tracts. IX. Neurology. 4b. The Mid-brain or Mesencephalon
  • The second pair are the optic nerves, which, under the name of the _optic tracts_, run down to the base of the brain, from which an optic nerve passes to each eyeball. A Practical Physiology
  • The nerve fibres in the optic tract (the axons of retinal ganglion cells) terminate in two main areas of the brain.
  • Interruption of one optic tract causes total blindness in the opposite half of the visual field - hemianopia.
  • Interruption of one optic tract causes total blindness in the opposite half of the visual field - hemianopia.
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