optic vesicle


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optic vesicle

[′äp·tik ′ves·ə·kəl]
(embryology)
An evagination of the lateral wall of the forebrain in vertebrate embryos which precedes formation of the optic cup.
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Adler, "Optic cup and lens development requires Pax6 expression in the early optic vesicle during a narrow time window," Developmental Biology, vol.
Axons from the distal and proximal photoreceptors exit the optic vesicle in separate locations and then unite in the eye-stalk to form a single optic nerve (Malkowsky and Jochum, 2014).
The more commonly seen microphthalmos can result from a problem in development of the globe at any stage of growth of the optic vesicle. [6].