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Definition of Vein, central retinal

Vein, central retinal: The blood vessel that carries blood away from the retina of the eye.

The counterpart to the central retinal vein is the central retinal artery, the vessel that carries blood into the eye and supplies nutrition to the retina.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=10593
Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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