Anatomy

Andrea Leonardi, Daniel Vitor Vasconcelos-Santos, Jose Carlos Nogueira, Paul G McMenamin

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Abstract

The uvea consists of the iris, ciliary body, and choroid.
The choroid may be considered as the lymphovascular tissue of the eye.
Most of the uveal vascular supply is provided by the posterior ciliary arteries, which arise from the ophthalmic artery and enter the sclera with the long ciliary nerves and anastomose anteriorly with the anterior ciliary arteries.
Choriocapillaris lobules normally do not anastomose with their neighbors.
The retinal pigment epithelium is the component of the blood-retina barrier that regulates ions, water, and metabolite transport between the retina and the choriocapillaris
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIntraocular Inflammation
EditorsM Zierhut, C Pavesio, S Ohno, F Orefice, N A Rao
Place of PublicationGermany
PublisherSpringer-Verlag London Ltd.
Pages3-30
Number of pages28
Edition1st
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-540-75387-2
ISBN (Print)978-3-540-75385-8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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