Anterior ciliary arteries

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Artery: Anterior ciliary arteries
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The arteries of the choroid and iris. The greater part of the sclera has been removed.
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Iris, front view.
Latin arteriae ciliares anteriores
Gray's subject #146 571
Source ophthalmic artery   
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/ Elsevier
    
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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]



The anterior ciliary arteries are derived from the muscular branches of the Ophthalmic Artery.

They run to the front of the eyeball in company with the extraocular muscles, form a vascular zone beneath the conjunctiva, and then pierce the sclera a short distance from the cornea and end in the circulus arteriosus major.

These arteries supply the conjunctiva & sclera.

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