ciliary arteriesmedical dictionary

Arteries supplying the iris, conjunctiva, choroid, and ciliary body. The anterior ciliary arteries originate in the ophthalmic and lacrimal arteries and supply the iris and conjunctiva; the short posterior ciliary arteries originate in the ophthalmic artery and supply the choroid; the long posterior ciliary arteries originate in the ophthalmic artery and supply the iris and ciliary process.

(12 Dec 1998)

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