arteria retinae centralis -->
central artery of retina
medical dictionary

A branch of the ophthalmic artery which penetrates the optic nerve 1 cm behind the eye to enter the eye at the optic papilla in the retina; it divides into superior and inferior temporal and nasal branches.

Synonyms: arteria centralis retinae, arteria retinae centralis, Zinn's artery.

(05 Mar 2000)