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Here is a quick mnemonic/memory aid “OPHTHALMIC to remember about Ophthalmic Artery important facts


O – “Orbital Branch”: This artery supplies the orbit and its structures.

P – “Posterior Ciliary Arteries”: These branches provide blood to the posterior part of the eye.

H – “Hyphema”: The ophthalmic artery can be involved in hyphema, bleeding in the anterior chamber of the eye.

T – “Tears”: It supplies the lacrimal gland responsible for tear production.

H – “Hypertension”: High blood pressure can affect the ophthalmic artery’s blood flow, potentially causing vision problems.

A – “Anterior Ethmoidal Artery”: This branch supplies the ethmoidal sinuses and the nasal cavity.

L – “Lacrimal Artery”: It gives rise to the lacrimal artery, which nourishes the lacrimal gland.

M – “Medial Palpebral Arteries”: These arteries supply the eyelids.

I – “Internal Carotid Artery”: The ophthalmic artery is a branch of the internal carotid artery.

C – “Central Retinal Artery”: It’s the main blood supply for the inner retina of the eye.

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