ciliary artery

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Synonyms for ciliary artery

one of several arteries supplying the choroid coat of the eye

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One anterior ciliary artery supplies the lateral rectus muscle and two supply each of the other extraocular muscles.
NAION is most probably related to local factors compromising the posterior ciliary artery circulation at the optic nerve head (known as the "disc at risk").
Sudden decompression of a hypertensive eye also increases the likelihood of rupture of a sclerotic short posterior ciliary artery in the choroid, producing an expulsive haemorrhage in the eye.
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).