Vorticose veins

Infobox Vein
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Latin = venae vorticosae
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Caption = The veins of the choroid. (Venae vorticosae labeled - though difficult to see - at center.)


Caption2 = Diagram of the blood vessels of the eye, as seen in a horizontal section. ("V", at center right, is the label for the vena vorticosa)
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DrainsTo = inferior ophthalmic vein, superior ophthalmic vein
Artery = short posterior ciliary arteries
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The outer layer of the choroid (lamina vasculosa) consists, in part, of the larger branches of the short ciliary arteries which run forward between the veins, before they bend inward to end in the capillaries, but is formed principally of veins, named, from their arrangement, the "vorticose veins".

They converge to four or five equidistant trunks, which pierce the sclera about midway between the sclero-corneal junction and the entrance of the optic nerve.

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