Long posterior ciliary arteries

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Long posterior ciliary arteriesLong posterior ciliary arteries_header_cell_0_0_0
DetailsLong posterior ciliary arteries_header_cell_0_1_0
SourceLong posterior ciliary arteries_header_cell_0_2_0 ophthalmic arteryLong posterior ciliary arteries_cell_0_2_1
SuppliesLong posterior ciliary arteries_header_cell_0_3_0 iris
ciliary body 
choroidLong posterior ciliary arteries_cell_0_3_1
IdentifiersLong posterior ciliary arteries_header_cell_0_4_0
LatinLong posterior ciliary arteries_header_cell_0_5_0 Arteriae ciliares posteriores longaeLong posterior ciliary arteries_cell_0_5_1
TA98Long posterior ciliary arteries_header_cell_0_6_0 Long posterior ciliary arteries_cell_0_6_1
TA2Long posterior ciliary arteries_header_cell_0_7_0 Long posterior ciliary arteries_cell_0_7_1
FMALong posterior ciliary arteries_header_cell_0_8_0 Long posterior ciliary arteries_cell_0_8_1

The long posterior ciliary arteries are arteries of the head arising, together with the other ciliary arteries, from the ophthalmic artery. Long posterior ciliary arteries_sentence_0

There are two in each eye. Long posterior ciliary arteries_sentence_1

Course Long posterior ciliary arteries_section_0

They pierce the posterior part of the sclera at some little distance from the optic nerve, and run forward, along either side of the eyeball, between the sclera and choroid, to the ciliary muscle, where they divide into two branches. Long posterior ciliary arteries_sentence_2

These form an arterial circle, the circulus arteriosus major, around the circumference of the iris, from which numerous converging branches run, in the substance of the iris, to its pupillary margin, where they form a second (incomplete) arterial circle, the circulus arteriosus minor. Long posterior ciliary arteries_sentence_3

Target Long posterior ciliary arteries_section_1

The long posterior ciliary arteries supply the iris, ciliary body and choroid. Long posterior ciliary arteries_sentence_4

See also Long posterior ciliary arteries_section_2

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