ciliary artery


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Noun1.ciliary artery - one of several arteries supplying the choroid coat of the eyeciliary artery - one of several arteries supplying the choroid coat of the eye
eye, oculus, optic - the organ of sight
arteria, arterial blood vessel, artery - a blood vessel that carries blood from the heart to the body
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Blood supply to the retina is delivered by the central retinal artery (CRA), with the choroidal blood supply originating from the posterior ciliary artery (PCA) (see Figure 1).
NAION is an acute ischemic disorder believed to be caused by insufficient arterial blood flow to the optic nerve via the posterior ciliary artery.
However, if there is a patent cilio-retinal artery present, there may be normal foveal perfusion with no loss of central VA; this artery is a branch of the posterior ciliary artery and therefore macular perfusion and function can be maintained (Figure 3).