Definition of Ophthalmic vein

1. Noun. Either of two veins that serve the eye; empties into the cavernous sinus.

Exact synonyms: Vena Ophthalmica
Specialized synonyms: Inferior Ophthalmic Vein, Superior Ophthalmic Vein
Generic synonyms: Vein, Vena, Venous Blood Vessel

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ophthalmic Vein

ophthalmia eczematosa
ophthalmia neonatorum
ophthalmia nivalis
ophthalmia nodosa
ophthalmic acid
ophthalmic artery
ophthalmic hyperthyroidism
ophthalmic nerve
ophthalmic ointment
ophthalmic plexus
ophthalmic solutions
ophthalmic vein (current term)
ophthalmic veins
ophthalmologic surgical procedures

Literary usage of Ophthalmic vein

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Quain's Elements of Anatomy by Jones Quain, Allen Thomson, George Dancer Thane (1882)
"... joining the angular below and communicating behind (in this case by a long branch) with the superior ophthalmic vein ; 2, inferior ophthalmic vein ; 3, ..."

2. Anatomy: Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray, Thomas Pickering Pick (1897)
"... portion of the temporal bone; they receive anteriorly the ophthalmic vein through the sphenoidal fissure, and open behind into the petrosal sinuses. ..."

3. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1878)
"Sesemann regards the inferior ophthalmic vein, moreover, as serving to conduct blood not only from other orbital veins, hut also from the cavernous sinus. ..."

4. Surgery, Its Principles and Practice by William Williams Keen (1908)
"of the common carotid having been unsuccessful, and in 1899 Golowin obtained a cure in a traumatic case following ligature of the superior ophthalmic vein ..."

5. The Brain Considered Anatomically, Physiologically and Philosophically by Emanuel Swedenborg, Rudolph Leonhard Tafel (1887)
"... some of the more recent anatomists go even so far as to declare that the ophthalmic vein is the only constant source of supply of the cavernous sinuses. ..."

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