Skip to Content

optic disc

 

Definition: an oval area of the ocular fundus devoid of light receptors where the axons of the retinal ganglion cell converge to form the optic nerve head;

Synonym(s): discus nervi opticiTA, blind spot3, Mariotte blind spot, optic nerve head, optic papilla, papilla nervi optici, porus opticus

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

© Copyright 2018 Wolters Kluwer. All Rights Reserved. Review date: Sep 19, 2016.

Hide