Definitions for ophthalmic artery

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  1. ophthalmic artery, arteria ophthalmica(noun)

    a branch of the internal carotid artery that supplies the eye and neighboring structures

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  1. Ophthalmic artery

    The ophthalmic artery is the first branch of the internal carotid artery distal to the cavernous sinus. Branches of the OA supply all the structures in the orbit as well as some structures in the nose, face and meninges. Occlusion of the OA or its branches can produce sight-threatening conditions.

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  1. Ophthalmic Artery

    Artery originating from the internal carotid artery and distributing to the eye, orbit and adjacent facial structures.


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