vena ophthalmica


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Noun1.vena ophthalmica - 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"