Histomorphometry of the human optic nerve.


This study was undertaken to measure number, diameter and distribution of nerve fibers in normal human optic nerves. Twenty-two optic nerves of 19 subjects aged between 20 and 75 years were histomorphometrically examined using semithin sections obtained in a distance of 2 to 5 mm behind the globe. The mean nerve fiber count was 1,159,000 +/- 196,000 with a… (More)

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