Number of fibers in human optic nerve

Value 1.2e+6 unitless
Organism Human Homo sapiens
Reference Balazsi AG, Rootman J, Drance SM, Schulzer M, Douglas GR. The effect of age on the nerve fiber population of the human optic nerve. Am J Ophthalmol. 1984 Jun97(6):760-6.PubMed ID6731540
Method Nerve fiber counts
Comments The mean (±S.E.M.) count for the 16 nerves was 1,244,005±20,033 fibers, giving a 99% confidence level between 1,192,400 and 1,295,610 fibers.
Entered by Daniel Ramot
ID 100696