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    Optic Nerve

    Optic Nerve

    The optic nerve is the nerve at the back of the eye that carries visual information from the eye to the brain.

    Last Revised: January 25, 2013

    Author: Healthwise Staff

    Medical Review: Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Christopher J. Rudnisky, MD, MPH, FRCSC - Ophthalmology

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