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Optic Nerve

Optic Nerve

Picture of an eye cross section showing the optic nerve

The optic nerve carries electrical impulses from the eye to the brain, which converts the impulses into the things that you see.

By Healthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer Christopher J. Rudnisky, MD, MPH, FRCSC - Ophthalmology
Last Revised May 11, 2012

Last Revised: May 11, 2012

Author: Healthwise Staff

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

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