General Anatomy > Nervous system > Central part of nervous system; Central nervous system > Brain > Prosencephalon; Forebrain > Telencephalon > Cerebral hemisphere > White substance of telencephalon; cerebral white matter > Internal capsule > Retrolentiform limb; Retrolenticular limb > Optic radiation; Geniculocalcarine fibres
The optic radiation are axons from the neurons in the lateral geniculate nucleus to the primary visual cortex. The optic radiation receives blood through deep branches of the middle cerebral artery and posterior cerebral artery.
They carry visual information through two divisions to the visual cortex along the calcarine fissure. There is one such tract on each side of the brain. If a lesion only exists in one optic radiation, the consequence is called quadrantanopia, which implies that only the respective superior or inferior quadrant of the visual field is affected.