Orbital nerve supply

Last revised by Assoc Prof Craig Hacking on 19 Sep 2020

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.

Anatomy: Head and neck

Anatomy: Head and neck

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Cases and figures

  • Figure 1: orbital apex diagram
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  • Figure 2: nerves of the orbit (Gray's illustration)
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  • Figure 3: branches of the ophthalmic division of the trigeminal nerve (Gray's illustration)
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