Ophthalmic veins

Vein: Ophthalmic veins
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Veins of orbit.
Gray's subject #171 659
Drains to cavernous sinus

Ophthalmic veins are veins which drain the eye.

More specifically, they can refer to:



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  • ophthalmic vein — noun either of two veins that serve the eye; empties into the cavernous sinus • Syn: ↑vena ophthalmica • Hypernyms: ↑vein, ↑vena, ↑venous blood vessel • Hyponyms: ↑inferior ophthalmic vein, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Superior ophthalmic vein — Infobox Vein Name = Superior ophthalmic vein Latin = vena ophthalmica superior GraySubject = 171 GrayPage = 659 Caption = Veins of orbit. (Superior ophthalmic labeled at top.) Caption2 = The sinuses at the base of the skull. (Superior ophthalmic… …   Wikipedia

  • Inferior ophthalmic vein — Infobox Vein Name = Inferior ophthalmic vein Latin = vena ophthalmica inferior GraySubject = 171 GrayPage = 659 Caption = Veins of orbit. Caption2 = DrainsFrom = Source = vorticose veins DrainsTo = superior ophthalmic vein, cavernous sinus Artery …   Wikipedia

  • Emissary veins — Vein: Emissary veins Latin vena emissaria The emissary veins are valveless veins which normally drain external veins of the skull into the dural venous sinuses. However, because they are valveless, pus can flow into the skull through them as well …   Wikipedia

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