Superior view of the brain revealing the visual pathway and superior sagittal sinus. Electrical nerve impulses travel from the eyes to the occipital lobe in the back of the brain via millions of nerves fibers that make up the visual pathway.
Your Guide to Eye Disease Prevention... The following describes important vision nutrients - food for the eyes - the foods they are found in, conditions for which their use is relevant, and their sources in supplements.
Glaucoma is a serious condition of the eyes in which the optic nerve gets damaged. This can lead to a partial or complete loss of vision. Often referred to as the ‘silent thief of eyesight’, glaucoma secretly develops without any major symptoms in the initial stages. This makes the prevention and treatment of the condition a little tricky.
The optic nerve is a bundle of nerve fibers that serves as the communication cable between your eyes and your brain. Optic neuritis is an inflammation of the optic nerve, the bundle of nerve fibers that transmits visual information from your eye to your brain. Optic neuritis is highly associated with multiple sclerosis, a disease that causes inflammation and damage to nerves in your brain and spinal cord.