ophthalmic artery


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Related to ophthalmic artery: ophthalmic vein, infraorbital artery, lacrimal artery, Dorsal nasal artery, Retinal artery

oph·thal·mic ar·ter·y

[TA]
origin, cerebral part of internal carotid; branches, ciliary, central artery of retina, anterior meningeal, lacrimal, conjunctival, episcleral, supraorbital, ethmoidal, palpebral, dorsal nasal, and supratrochlear; anastomoses, facial, middle meningeal, contralateral ophthalmic.
Synonym(s): arteria ophthalmica [TA]

oph·thal·mic ar·te·ry

(of-thal'mik ahr'tĕr-ē) [TA]
Origin, internal carotid; branches, ciliary, central artery of retina, anterior meningeal, lacrimal, conjunctival, episcleral, supraorbital, ethmoidal, palpebral, dorsal nasal, and supratrochlear.
Synonym(s): arteria ophthalmica [TA] .

ophthalmic artery

A branch of the internal carotid artery; it leaves of the cranial cavity through the optic foramen with the optic nerve. In the orbit, it branches to form the lacrimal, supraorbital, anterior and posterior ethmoidal, medial palpebral, supratrochlear, dorsal nasal, meningeal, muscular, and ciliary arteries. In addition, it gives rise to the central retinal artery.
See also: artery

Ophthalmic artery

The artery supplying the eye and adjacent structures with blood.
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Unfortunately, many children with retinoblastoma are not good candidates for conventional ophthalmic artery infusion C in particular younger, smaller patients with advanced disease, according to Todd Abruzzo, MD, director of Interventional Neuroradiology at Cincinnati Children's.
An angiogram revealed an enlarged ophthalmic artery with multiple ophthalmic branches supplying a high-flow AVF in the middle cranial fossa draining directly into the sphenoparietal sinus and multiple enlarged cortical veins (Figure 1a).
39) These include: distal external carotid artery ethmoidal perforators to the ophthalmic artery, superficial temporal artery to the middle cerebral artery, middle meningeal artery to the ophthalmic artery, and occipital artery to the vertebral artery (Figure 7).
The anterior ethmoid artery, a branch of the ophthalmic artery, leaves the orbit via the anterior ethmoid foramen, crosses the roof of the anterior ethmoid sinus, and supplies the anterior ethmoid cells and frontal sinus (figure, A).