episcleral vein

episcleral vein

n.
Any of a series of small venules in the sclera of the eye close to the corneal margin that empty into the anterior ciliary veins.
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When injected into periocular tissues, both small molecules (ophthalmic steroids) and macromolecules (proteins) have determined to be rapidly eliminated into conjunctival lymphatics and episcleral veins.
Obesity increases blood viscosity by increasing red cell count, haemoglobin and hematocrit, thus increasing outflow resistance of episcleral veins.
Obesity increases blood viscosity and consequently outflow-resistance of episcleral veins.