anterior ciliary arteries


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an·te·ri·or cil·i·ar·y ar·ter·ies

one of several arteries derived from muscular branches of the ophthalmic arteries that perforate the anterior part of the sclera and anastomose with posterior ciliary arteries and contribute to the greater arterial circle of the iris, supplying the anterior vascular layer of the eyeball: iris, ciliary body, and anterior choroid.
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Circulation to the anterior segment is provided by seven anterior ciliary arteries and two posterior ciliary arteries.

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