International Ophthalmology

, Volume 6, Issue 2, pp 85–93

Physiological anatomy of the choroidal vascular bed

  • Sohan Singh Hayreh

DOI: 10.1007/BF00127636

Cite this article as:
Hayreh, S.S. Int Ophthalmol (1983) 6: 85. doi:10.1007/BF00127636


Physiological anatomy of the choroidal vascular bed, based on the in vivo clinical and experimental fluorescein fundus angiographic studies, is reviewed. These studies have demonstrated that the posterior ciliary arteries (PCAs) and their branches right down to the terminal choroidal arterioles, the choriocapillaris, and the vortex veins have a segmental distribution in the choroid.


choroid posterior ciliary artery choriocapillaris vortex vein macula circulation 

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© Dr W. Junk Publishers 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • Sohan Singh Hayreh
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of OpthalmologyUniversity of IowaIowa CityUSA

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