optic pit(redirected from optic sulcus)
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a congenital anomaly characterized by a focal depression of the temporal optic nerve head.
A small indentation of the optic nerve head. It may sometimes release fluid below the retina, which can cause central retinal detachment.
See also: pit
A depression on each side of the end of the neural ectoderm (or neural tube) of the embryo. The pit deepens to form the optic vesicle. Syn. optic sulcus.