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[[Image:Gray773.png|thumb|300px|[[Gray's Anatomy|Gray's]] Fig. 773 - The left [[optic nerve]] and the [[optic tract]]s.]]
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Latin = tractus opticus |
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Caption = The left [[optic nerve]] and the [[optic tract]]s. |
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The '''optic tract''' is a part of the [[visual system]] in the [[brain]].
 
The '''optic tract''' is a part of the [[visual system]] in the [[brain]].
   
It is a continuation of the [[optic nerve]] and runs from the [[optic chiasm]] (where half of the information from each eye crosses sides, and half stays on the same side) to the [[lateral geniculate nucleus]]. The right optic tract consists of temporal retinal fibers from the right eye and nasal retinal fibers from the left eye; conversely, the left optic tract consists of temporal retinal fibers from the left eye and nasal retinal fibers from the right eye.
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It is a continuation of the [[optic nerve]] and runs from the [[optic chiasm]] (where half of the information from each eye crosses sides, and half stays on the same side) to the [[lateral geniculate nucleus]] of the [[thalamus]].
   
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==Right vs. left==
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The relationships of the retinal fibers to the optic tracts are as follows:
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{| class="wikitable"
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| '''optic tract''' || '''temporal retinal fibers''' || '''nasal retinal fiber'''
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|-
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| right optic tract || from the right eye|| from the left eye
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|-
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| left optic tract || from the left eye || from the right eye
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|}
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==Pathology==
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A lesion in the left optic tract will cause right-sided [[homonomous hemianopsia]].
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==Additional images==
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<gallery>
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Image:Hippocampus (brain).jpg|Diagram of hippocampus
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Image:lateral_geniculate_nucleus.png|Schematic diagram of the primate lateral geniculate nucleus.
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Image:Gray689.png|Superficial dissection of brain-stem. Ventral view.
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Image:Gray718.png|Coronal section of brain through intermediate mass of third ventricle.
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Image:Gray719.png|Hind- and mid-brains; postero-lateral view.
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Image:Gray722.png|Scheme showing central connections of the [[optic nerve]]s and optic tracts.
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Image:Gray724.png|Base of brain.
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Image:Gray730.png|Section of brain showing upper surface of temporal lobe.
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Image:Gray745.png|Dissection showing the course of the cerebrospinal fibers.
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Image:Human brainstem anterior view 2 description.JPG|Human brainstem anterior view
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</gallery>
   
 
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Brain: Optic tract
Gray773
The left optic nerve and the optic tracts.
[[Image:|250px|center|]]
Latin tractus opticus
Gray's subject #189 814
Part of Visual system
Components
Artery
Vein
BrainInfo/UW hier-443
MeSH [1]

The optic tract is a part of the visual system in the brain.

It is a continuation of the optic nerve and runs from the optic chiasm (where half of the information from each eye crosses sides, and half stays on the same side) to the lateral geniculate nucleus of the thalamus.

Right vs. leftEdit

The relationships of the retinal fibers to the optic tracts are as follows:

optic tract temporal retinal fibers nasal retinal fiber
right optic tract from the right eye from the left eye
left optic tract from the left eye from the right eye

PathologyEdit

A lesion in the left optic tract will cause right-sided homonomous hemianopsia.

Additional imagesEdit

Sensory system - Visual system - edit
Eye | Optic nerve | Optic chiasm | Optic tract | Lateral geniculate nucleus | Optic radiation | Visual cortex
Nervous system - Sensory system - edit
Special sensesVisual system | Auditory system | Olfactory system | Gustatory system
Somatosensory systemNociception | Thermoreception | Vestibular system |
Mechanoreception (Pressure, Vibration & Proprioception) | Equilibrioception 



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