Inferior ophthalmic vein
Name = Inferior ophthalmic vein
Latin = vena ophthalmica inferior
GraySubject = 171
GrayPage = 659
Caption = Veins of orbit.
superior ophthalmic vein, cavernous sinus
DorlandsPre = v_05
DorlandsSuf = 12851157
The inferior ophthalmic vein begins in a venous net-work at the forepart of the floor and medial wall of the orbit; it receives some
vorticose veinsand other veins from the Rectus inferior, Obliquus inferior, lacrimal sacand eyelids, runs backward in the lower part of the orbit and divides into two branches.
One of these passes through the
inferior orbital fissureand joins the pterygoid venous plexus, while the other enters the cranium through the superior orbital fissureand ends in the cavernous sinus, either by a separate opening, or more frequently in common with the superior ophthalmic vein.
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