ophthalmic artery

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Synonyms for ophthalmic artery

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

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Delayed vision loss after external carotid ligation for maxillofacial AVMs has been attributed to steal syndrome, associated with recollateralization of the external carotid from the ophthalmic artery (4).
In both studies, chemotherapy was delivered locally either through the ophthalmic artery for retinoblastoma or the basilar artery for DIPG.
of California, San Francisco) details the basic concepts and tenets of aneurysm microsurgery, various craniotomies and exposures for successful clipping, and microsurgical anatomy, dissection strategies, and clipping techniques for each of the seven most common aneurysm types: posterior and anterior communicating artery, middle cerebral artery, ophthalmic artery, basilar bifurcation, pericallosal artery, and posterior inferior cerebellar artery aneurysms.
In a CRAO, the blockage may occur at any point between the origin at the ophthalmic artery and the optic disc head.
Although the ophthalmic artery has anastomotic connections with some branches of the external carotid arteries, this may be insufficient to protect the optic nerve from ischemia if severe hypovolemic shock occurs.
The internal carotid artery (ICA) enters the cranial vault posterior to the eye orbit, supplying blood to the ophthalmic artery before terminating into the middle cerebral artery (MCA) and the anterior cerebral artery (ACA).