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Optic Chiasm

"Optic Chiasm" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

MeSH information
The X-shaped structure formed by the meeting of the two optic nerves. At the optic chiasm the fibers from the medial part of each retina cross to project to the other side of the brain while the lateral retinal fibers continue on the same side. As a result each half of the brain receives information about the contralateral visual field from both eyes.

This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Optic Chiasm" by people in the URMC Research Network by year, and whether "Optic Chiasm" was a major or minor topic of these publication.