long posterior ciliary arteries


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long pos·te·ri·or cil·i·ar·y ar·ter·ies

[TA]
one of two branches of the ophthalmic running forward between the sclerotic and choroid coats to the iris, at the outer and inner margins of which they form two circles by anastomosis.

long pos·te·ri·or cil·i·ar·y ar·te·ries

(lawng pos-tēr'ē-ŏr sil'ē-ar-ē ahr'tĕr-ēz) [TA]
One of two branches of the ophthalmic running forward between the sclerotic and choroid coats to the iris, at the outer and inner margins of which they form two circles by anastomosis.
Synonym(s): arteriae ciliares posteriores longae.
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Intraoperatively, peritomy of the conjunctiva should kept to a minimum, the rectus muscles should not be pulled excessively, and the long posterior ciliary arteries should be avoided.
Because the central retinal artery and the long posterior ciliary arteries are branches of the OA, the central retinal artery is the only one that supplies blood to the inner layer of the retina while the posterior ciliary arteries supply blood to the outer layer of the retina and choroid.