Description

The Optic Tract passes backward and outward from the optic chiasma over the tuber cinereum and anterior perforated space to the cerebral peduncle and winds obliquely across its under surface.

Its fibers terminate in the lateral geniculate body, the pulvinar and the superior colliculus.

It is adherent to the tuber cinereum and the cerebral peduncle as it passes over them.

In the region of the lateral geniculate body it splits into two bands. The medial and smaller one is a part of the commissure of Gudden and ends in the medial geniculate body.


This definition incorporates text from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy (20th U.S. edition of Gray's Anatomy of the Human Body, published in 1918 – from http://www.bartleby.com/107/).

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