Cranial Nerve II - Optic Nerve

Cranial nerve II is the optic nerve. The optic nerves are the second pair of the cranial nerves, and lead from the eyes to the brain. The sensory cell bodies of the nerve fibers occur in ganglia within the eyes. Their axons (conductors of impulses away from their point of origin) pass through the orbits into the brain. The optic nerves hold the number II in the order of cranial nerves.


Anatomy Explorer


Zoom in/out: Click +/-

Move up/down/left/right: Click compass arrows

Rotate image: Click and drag in any direction, anywhere in the frame

Identify objects: Click on them in the image

2D Interactive3D Rotate & Zoom
Change Anatomical System
Change View Angle