superior ophthalmic vein

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Noun1.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
ophthalmic vein, vena ophthalmica - either of two veins that serve the eye; empties into the cavernous sinus
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If trans-arterial route is difficult, transvenous approach (Femoral route through the inferior petrosal sinus) or surgically through superior ophthalmic vein may be warranted.
Ophthalmic company InSite Vision Incorporated (OTC BB:INSV) reported on Wednesday the launch of DuraSite 2, its next-generation enhanced drug delivery system with a broad platform for developing superior ophthalmic therapeutics.
Orbital magnetic resonance (MR) imaging showed left proptosis and cranial venous MR angiography demonstrated multiple tortuous and enlarged vessels near the left carotid artery and the left cavernous sinus resembling carotid-cavernous fistula, and enlarged superior ophthalmic vein.
But control cranial MRI and MR angiography image showed dilated superior ophthalmic vein and a lesion congruent with CCF near internal carotid artery (Figure-1).
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.
CT angiography revealed enlarged cavernous sinus with several dilated venous channels including ipsilateral superior ophthalmic vein (SOV) in the right orbit.

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