Vortex vein

9. Februar 2017 - Eye, Ophthalmology

The vortex veins are sets of veins located in the eye . They are originating from the choroid and flow into the upper and lower ophthalmic veins. In the man there are usually 4 vortic veins in each eye, the two superior ones join forming the superior ophthalmic vein, and the 2 inferior the inferior ophthalmic vein. 1 2


  1. Back to top↑ Kutoglu, T., Yalcin, B., Kocabiyik, N. and Ozan, H. (2005), Vortex veins: Anatomic investigations on human eyes. Clinical Anatomy, 18: 269-273. doi  10.1002 / ca.20092
  2. Back to top↑ B Anand-Apte and JG Hollyfield: Developmental Anatomy of the Retinal and Choroidal Vasculature .