ophthalmic artery


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Noun1.ophthalmic artery - a branch of the internal carotid artery that supplies the eye and neighboring structuresophthalmic artery - a branch of the internal carotid artery that supplies the eye and neighboring structures
arteria, arterial blood vessel, artery - a blood vessel that carries blood from the heart to the body
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The blood supply of the eye originates from the ophthalmic artery (OA), a branch of the carotid artery.
These include laser photocoagulation,6,7 cryotherapy,8-10 subconjuctival carboplatin11 and intra arterial chemotherapy in ophthalmic artery.
The ICA arises from the CCA and provides blood supply to the pterygopalatine artery (PPA), from which the ophthalmic artery originates.
As the ophthalmic artery is a branch of the ICA, ocular involvement can occur in any case of ICA stenosis.
2) It is injection into this artery that can lead to blindness via flow to the ophthalmic artery.
In some cases, mycotic thrombosis of the ophthalmic artery or its branches results in catastrophic vision loss and thus is a precise marker of when ischemic injury occurred (Figure 2).
This device may help to single handedly prevent blindness in cases of ophthalmic artery occlusion," according to Dr.
The aim of this study was to investigate the association of selected lipid and vascular parameters with retrobulbar blood flow velocities and resistance indices in the ophthalmic artery (OA), the central retinal artery (CRA) and the posterior ciliary arteries (PCA): nasal (NPCA) and temporal (TPCA), in the POAG patients.
3) Superomedial orbital injury can lead to hemorrhage and vision loss because the ophthalmic artery courses through this area and branches into the anterior and posterior ethmoid arteries.
The external ophthalmic artery was identified by using its curvature as point of reference, and its diameter was evaluated three times.
Occulomotor (3rd), supratrochlear (4th), first branch of trigeminal (5th) and abducent (6th) cranial nerves enter the orbit through the supraorbital fissure while the optic nerve along with the ophthalmic artery enters the orbit via the optic canal.
The symptoms of ophthalmic artery ischemia are reported to begin with diplopia or transient vision blurring especially upon awakening.