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Anatomy Dissected: The Optic Nerve

Hope you guys are enjoying our NEW series, Anatomy Dissected, where we pick apart tough-to-learn anatomic concepts over the course of several videos!

In the second in our series on the cranial nerves, Complete Anatomy medical content writer Dr. Chukwudi Ekomaru examines Cranial Nerve II (the optic nerve), and how it’s responsible for our perception of vision.

By the end of the short video, you will be able to:

  • Describe the origin of the optic nerve and its course through the middle cranial fossa.
  • Describe the components of the visual pathway.
  • Describe the effects of damage to the visual pathway.

So that’s a wrap! Stay tuned for our third video in this series, where Ellie Fahy will explore CN III (the oculomotor nerve) in detail. Make sure to head over to our Youtube channel and Subscribe to see it first!