Anterior ciliary arteries
|Artery: Anterior ciliary arteries|
|The arteries of the choroid and iris. The greater part of the sclera has been removed.|
|Iris, front view.|
|Latin||arteriae ciliares anteriores|
|Gray's||subject #146 571|
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.
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