Vascular supply to the optic nerve of primates

Douglas Anderson

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Abstract

The vascular system of the optic nerve head was studied in eight species of primates. The Bushbaby had an unusual vascular supply, but all the others were quite similar to the human. There is overlapping arterial supply of the disk derived from the pial network on the optic nerve behind the globe, the short posterior ciliary arteries (not anastomatically joined to form a circle of Zinn-Haller), and the central retinal artery. These are connected anastomotically at the capillary level. Venous drainage is accomplished by at least two routes-the central retinal vein and the vortex veins.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)341-351
Number of pages11
JournalAmerican Journal of Ophthalmology
Volume70
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 1970
Externally publishedYes

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Optic Nerve
Primates
Blood Vessels
Ciliary Arteries
Retinal Artery
Retinal Vein
Optic Disk
Drainage
Veins

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  • Ophthalmology

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Vascular supply to the optic nerve of primates. / Anderson, Douglas.

In: American Journal of Ophthalmology, Vol. 70, No. 3, 01.01.1970, p. 341-351.

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Anderson, Douglas. / Vascular supply to the optic nerve of primates. In: American Journal of Ophthalmology. 1970 ; Vol. 70, No. 3. pp. 341-351.
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