Optic tract

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Optic tract
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The left optic nerve and the optic tracts.
Details
Part ofVisual system
Identifiers
Latintractus opticus
MeSHD065866, D014795
NeuroNames460
NeuroLex IDbirnlex_1684
TAA14.1.08.404
FMA62046
Anatomical terms of neuroanatomy

The optic tract is a part of the visual system in the brain. The tract starts from the optic chiasma, which receives the optic nerves from the eyes.[1]

There are two individual tracts, the left optic tract and the right optic tract. Each passes visual information only from the other side of the visual field.

Each of these tracts develops from retinal fibers from each eye that corresponds to one half of the visual field.

References[change | change source]

  1. Optic tract. Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved from: http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/430336/optic-tract (accessed Nov 1, 2013).