Short ciliary nerves

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FromShort ciliary nerves_header_cell_0_2_0 ciliary ganglionShort ciliary nerves_cell_0_2_1
IdentifiersShort ciliary nerves_header_cell_0_3_0
LatinShort ciliary nerves_header_cell_0_4_0 nervi ciliares brevesShort ciliary nerves_cell_0_4_1
TA98Short ciliary nerves_header_cell_0_5_0 Short ciliary nerves_cell_0_5_1
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FMAShort ciliary nerves_header_cell_0_7_0 Short ciliary nerves_cell_0_7_1

The branches of the ciliary ganglion are the short ciliary nerves. Short ciliary nerves_sentence_0

These are delicate filaments, from six to ten in number, which arise from the forepart of the ganglion in two bundles connected with its superior and inferior angles; the lower bundle is the larger. Short ciliary nerves_sentence_1

They run forward with the ciliary arteries in a wavy course, one set above and the other below the optic nerve, and are accompanied by the long ciliary nerves from the nasociliary. Short ciliary nerves_sentence_2

They pierce the sclera at the back part of the bulb of the eye, pass forward in delicate grooves on the inner surface of the sclera, and are distributed to the ciliary muscle, iris, and cornea. Short ciliary nerves_sentence_3

The short ciliary nerve contains parasympathetic and sympathetic nerve fibers. Short ciliary nerves_sentence_4

The parasympathetics arise from the Edinger-Westphal nucleus and synapse in the ciliary ganglion via the oculomotor nerve, the postganglionic parasympathetics leave the ciliary ganglion in the short ciliary nerve and supply the ciliary body and iris. Short ciliary nerves_sentence_5

Sympathetics are provided by the superior cervical ganglion and they reach the ganglion either as branches of the nasociliary nerve or directly from the extension of the plexus on the ophthalmic artery (sympathetic branch to ciliary ganglion). Short ciliary nerves_sentence_6

Damage to the short ciliary nerve may result in loss of the pupillary light reflex, or mydriasis. Short ciliary nerves_sentence_7

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