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Papilla optica

Definition: Anterior end of the OPTICAL NERF, visible when the back of the eye is examined with the OPHTALMOSCOPE. It is the point of convergence of the optical fibres of the RETINE which come together to form the OPTICAL NERF.

Hierarchical classification

  • Nervous system
  • Peripheral nervous system
  • Peripheral nerves
  • Cranial nerve
  • Optic nerve
  • Papilla optica


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