Optic nerve

The optic nerve of the human eye is the cable–like grouping of nerve fibres formed from the axons of ganglion cells that transmit visual information towards the lateral geniculate nucleus.

  • The optic nerve contains around a million fibres that transport continuous stream of data which have been received from rods, cones and the intermediate neuron types, bipolar and amacrine cells.
  • The optic nerve is a parallel communication cable that enables every fibre to represent distinct information about the presence of light in each region of the visual field.