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Nerve Problems

The Optic Nerve 


The Optic Nerve is our 'cable' for vision.

It is 40 mm long. It starts as a collection of nerve fibers from the back of the eye, forms a thick cord and travels from the orbit to the brain. 

There are 1 million nerve fibers in the Optic Nerve.

The speed of impulse transmission in the nerve is 423 miles/second !

The optic nerve is different from the other nerves, in that it is a direct extension of the brain.

The area of the retina from where the Optic Nerve exits, has no visual receptors, therefore image that falls in this area is not visible. This area is called as the 'Blind Spot'.



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