ophthalmic vein

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Related to ophthalmic vein: supraorbital vein
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Noun1.ophthalmic vein - either of two veins that serve the eye; empties into the cavernous sinus
inferior ophthalmic vein - a vein that drains a venous network in the floor and medial wall of the eye socket
superior ophthalmic vein - a vein that begins at the inner angle of the eye socket and passes through the superior orbital fissure to empty into the cavernous sinus
vein, vena, venous blood vessel - a blood vessel that carries blood from the capillaries toward the heart; "all veins except the pulmonary vein carry unaerated blood"
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The PVP communicates with the cavernous sinus, ophthalmic vein, maxillary vein, and facial vein; no valve exists between these veins.
For example, the superior ophthalmic vein connects with the angular, supraorbital, and supratrochlear veins, and it crosses over the optic nerve through the superior orbital fissure and drains into the cavernous sinus.
J to an interventional neuroradiologist for evaluation of a suspected CCSE A cerebral angiogram performed the next week revealed a high-flow left internal carotid artery (ICA) cavernous fistula with marked cortical venous drainage, retrograde flow to the left ophthalmic veins, and direct communication between the left ICA and dilated cavernous sinus.