Medical Definition of Optic layer

1. A layer of white matter interspersed with nerve-cell bodies, immediately below the superficial gray layer of the superior colliculus, composed of myelinated fibres originating in the retina and striate cortex, the inner layer of the retina, consisting of the fibres originating from the cells of the ganglionic layer of optic nerve; in their further course these fibres combine to form the optic nerve or optic tract. Synonym: stratum opticum. (05 Mar 2000)



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Optic Layer

optic atrophy
optic axis
optic canal
optic capsule
optic chiasm
optic chiasma
optic decussation
optic disc
optic disk
optic disk drusen
optic fissure
optic foramen
optic glioma
optic groove
optic layer (current term)
optic lobe
optic nerve
optic nerve diseases
optic nerve drusen
optic nerve glioma
optic nerve head
optic nerve meningioma
optic nerve sheath decompression
optic nerve sheath fenestration
optic nerves
optic neuritis
optic neuroma
optic papilla

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