Optic

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partial or total loss of sight without pathology of the eye; caused by disease of optic nerve or retina or brain amaurosis
branch of the ophthalmic artery; enters the eyeball with the optic nerve arteria centralis retinae , central artery of the retina
point where the optic nerve enters the retina; not sensitive to light blind spot , optic disc , optic disk
small cup-shaped structure (as a taste bud or optic cup or cavity of a coral containing a polyp) caliculus , calycle , calyculus
vein formed by the union of the retinal veins; accompanies central arteries of the retina in the optic nerve central vein of retina , vena centrales retinae
crossing of the optic nerves from the two eyes at the base of the brain chiasma opticum , optic chiasm , optic chiasma
communication system using fiber optic cables fiber-optic transmission system , fibre-optic transmission system , FOTS
increased pressure in the eyeball due to obstruction of the outflow of aqueous humor; damages the optic disc and impairs vision (sometimes progressing to blindness) glaucoma
swelling of the optic disc (where the optic nerve enters the eyeball); usually associated with an increase in intraocular pressure papilledema
light-sensitive membrane covering the back wall of the eyeball; it is continuous with the optic nerve retina
inflammation of the optic nerve behind the eye; common in multiple sclerosis retrobulbar neuritis
brain surgery on animals in which the corpus callosum (and sometimes the optic chiasm) is severed so that communication between the cerebral hemispheres is interrupted split-brain technique
hypothetical three-dimensional visual world created by a computer; user wears special goggles and fiber optic gloves etc., and can enter and move about in this world and interact with objects as if inside it virtual reality
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