ciliary nerve


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ciliary nerve

Either of two nerves, the long ciliary nerve and the short ciliary nerve, that carry sensory axons and postganglionic sympathetic fibers that innervate the ciliary body, iris, and cornea of the eye. The long ciliary nerves are branches of the nasociliary nerve; the short ciliary nerves come from the ciliary ganglion and also contain preganglionic parasympathetic axons.
See also: nerve
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Other components include localized specializations such as in the lower lip, the apical (or dorsal) ganglion, and an underlying major nerve tract, the ciliary nerve.
34,35) Possible causes of pain include thermal diffusion into the choroid, stimulation of the ciliary nerves in suprachoroidal space, thermal diffusion to the RNFL or direct thermal damage to the posterior ciliary nerves.
The fourth neuron leaves the ciliary ganglion and passes with the short ciliary nerves to innervate the sphincter pupillae (see Figure 2, page 54).