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Year : 1987  |  Volume : 35  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 11-16

Developing human optic nerve in prenatal period changes in the numbers of retinal axons.

A. I. I. M. S. New Delhi - 110 029, India

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A quantitative estimation of the number of axons in the optic nerves of human foetuses ranging from approximately 8 to 26 weeks has been made. This study shows that from 8 weeks there is a steady increase in the number of axons with subsequent decrease by 26 weeks, during the period of lamination in the dorsal lateral geniculate nucleus (dLGN).

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