The optic disc is the point inside the eye where the nerve that
leads from the eye to the brain (optic nerve) leaves the eye. The inner part of
the optic disc is a depression called the optic cup.
who have glaucoma, nerve fibers die, causing a loss of the nerve tissue inside the
optic disc. As a result, the size of the optic cup appears larger.
February 28, 2012
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Christopher J. Rudnisky, MD, MPH, FRCSC - Ophthalmology
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