Patients who play an active role in their own health care sometimes need a clear understanding of medical terminology used by their doctors. This on-line glossary helps patients become familiar with terms and definitions that may be part of their care and treatment at Wheaton Eye Clinic.

Optic Nervesearch for term

The major nerve of the eye which is responsible for taking light from the retina and sending impulses to the brain which are perceived as vision. Damage to the optic nerve dramatically diminishes eyesight.