Orbital nerve supply

Dr Ian Bickle and Dr Craig Hacking et al.

There are numerous nerves of the orbit with have varying functions. There are best described divided into groups based on how they enter the orbit.

The ciliary ganglion is located in the intraconal space of the posterior orbit between the optic nerve and the lateral rectus muscle.

Head and neck anatomy
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rID: 53665
System: Head & Neck
Section: Anatomy
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Nerves of the orbit

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