Definition of Optic disc

1. Noun. The point where the optic nerve enters the retina; not sensitive to light.

Exact synonyms: Blind Spot, Optic Disk
Group relationships: Retina
Generic synonyms: Point

Definition of Optic disc

1. Noun. (anatomy) The location where ganglion cell axons exit the eye to form the optic nerve. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Optic Disc

optic agnosia
optic ataxia
optic atrophy
optic axis
optic canal
optic capsule
optic chiasm
optic chiasma
optic decussation
optic disc (current term)
optic disk
optic disk drusen
optic fissure
optic foramen
optic glioma
optic groove
optic layer
optic lobe
optic nerve
optic nerve diseases
optic nerve drusen
optic nerve glioma
optic nerve head

Literary usage of Optic disc

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Transactions of the American Ophthalmological Society Annual Meeting by American Ophthalmological Society (1890)
"CASES OF OUTGROWTH ON THE optic disc. DR. B. ALEX. RANDALL. Having met little notice in ophthalmic literature of congenital outgrowths upon the optic disc, ..."

2. The Retrospect of Practical Medicine and Surgery: Being a Half-yearly edited by William Braithwaite, James Braithwaite, Edmond Fauriel Trevelyan (1868)
"Having thus obtained the reflection peculiar to the optic disc, we place tho convex ... The rays of light which are reflected, eg from the optic disc thus ..."

3. Manual of Neuro-surgery by United States Surgeon-General's Office (1919)
"Furthermore, hemorrhage in the macu- lar region of the retina in cases of arterial sclerosis, causing central scotoma, is quite common. optic disc. ..."

4. The Medical and Surgical Reporter (1881)
"Anterior chamber was very shallow; pupil irregular, very sluggish, medium dilated ; intraocular pressure about T. l ; deep excavation of the optic disc, ..."

5. The Diagnosis and treatment of the diseases of the eye by Henry Willard Williams (1886)
"NORMAL OPHTHALMOSCOPIC APPEARANCES OF THE optic disc. A brief description of the normal appearances and variations of the optic disc, ..."

6. The Retrospect of Medicine by William Braithwaite (1868)
"The centre of the yellow apot of the patient's right eye is thus directed to the tip of that finger, and the optic disc comes to stand opposite the pupil. ..."

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