The Optic Disc (also known as the Optic
is the location on the retina
of the eye at which the optic
nerve leaves the eye
- transmitting signals from the eye
to the brain.
The subject of visual (also known as "physiological") optics
is a key component of many courses within the fields of both biology and
physics. It is also an essential consideration in the design of displays
and control units used in many applications from televisions and mobile
telephones to advanced aircraft. In the context of engineering "visual
optics" is one of several medical and psychological topics in the
important area of "Human Factors".
For more information about the nervous system visit:
of the Central Nervous System,
Pathway of a Nerve Impulse,
and Functions of Neurones,
and Disorders of the Nervous System.