\ɒpθˈalmɪk vˈe͡ɪn], \ɒpθˈalmɪk vˈeɪn], \ɒ_p_θ_ˈa_l_m_ɪ_k v_ˈeɪ_n]\
Definitions of OPTHALMIC VEIN
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Has the same arrangement as the artery, which it accompanies in all its divisions. It issues from the orbit at the inner part of the sphenoidal fissure, and discharges its blood into the cavernous sinus. The name Facial Ophthalmic has been given to the branch by which the facial vein communicates with the ophthalmic.
By Robley Dunglison