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Definition of Artery, ophthalmic

Artery, ophthalmic: The ophthalmic artery supplies blood to the eye and adjacent structures of face. It arises from the internal carotid artery that courses up deep within the front of the neck.

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Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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