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Anterior ciliary arteries

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Source  Ophthalmic artery
TA  A12.2.06.034
Vein  Anterior ciliary veins
FMA  70782
Anterior ciliary arteries
Supplies  Conjunctiva, sclera and rectus muscles
Latin  Arteriae ciliares anteriores

The anterior ciliary arteries are seven small arteries in each eye-socket that supply the conjunctiva, sclera and the rectus muscles. They are derived from the muscular branches of the ophthalmic artery.

Course

The anterior ciliary arteries are branches of the ophthalmic artery and run to the front of the eyeball in company with the extraocular muscles. They form a vascular zone beneath the conjunctiva, and then pierce the sclera a short distance from the cornea and end in the circulus arteriosus major. Three of the four rectus muscles; the superior, inferior and medial, are supplied by two ciliary arteries each, while the lateral rectus only receives one branch.

References

Anterior ciliary arteries Wikipedia


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