anterior ciliary artery

an·te·ri·or cil·i·ar·y ar·te·ry

(an-tēr'ē-ŏr sil'ē-ar-ē ahr'tĕr-ē)
One of several arteries derived from muscular branches of the ophthalmic that perforate the anterior part of the sclera and anastomose with posterior ciliary arteries.
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2) In order to prevent this possible sight-threatening complication, surgical procedures which spare the anterior ciliary artery should be favored, especially in patients with risk factors.
One anterior ciliary artery supplies the lateral rectus muscle and two supply each of the other extraocular muscles.
8) Girard and Beltranena (11) reported mild anterior segment necrosis due to impaired anterior ciliary artery circulation after tenotomy of three or more rectus muscles.

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