ophthalmic nerve


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ophthalmic nerve

Abbreviation: CN V1
The superior trunk of the trigeminal cranial nerve. The ophthalmic nerve is purely sensory; its major branches are the nasociliary, frontal, and lacrimal nerves, which innervate the eyeball, upper part of the nasal cavity, and the skin of the upper eyelids, forehead, and front half of the scalp. COURSE: The ophthalmic nerve leaves the skull and enters the orbit through the superior orbital fissure.
See also: nerve

ophthalmic nerve

A branch of the trigeminal (fifth cranial) nerve. It is sensory and has lacrimal, frontal, and nasociliary branches.
See also: ophthalmic
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More interestingly, lipoma was completely within the innervation field of the right ophthalmic nerve. We believe that combined neuroimaging findings, such as pial angiomatosis and corticopial calcifications with atrophy of underlying brain parenchyma, in association with ipsilateral parietooccipital subcutaneous lipoma and seizures, without mental retardation and developmental delay, have not been reported yet, indicating a possibility of a rare manifestation of neurocutaneous disorder.
The sensory nerves reach the eye through the nasociliary branch of the ophthalmic nerve [15], which branches typically into two long ciliary nerves, one nasal and the other temporal, which course directly to the posterior pole of the eye, and a communicating branch carrying sensory fibers to the ciliary ganglion [1].
The trigeminal nerve has three main divisions: ophthalmic nerve, maxillary nerve and mandibular nerve in sharks and other vertebrates (Hildebrand, 1995, Romer & Parsons, 1985).