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Optic nerve
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The left optic nerve and the optic tracts.
Latin nervus opticus

The optic nerve is one of twelve cranial nerves but is also considered to be part of the central nervous system. It sends information from the retina to the brain. The brain forms a picture using the information so that you can see things.

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