Re(1): Nasociliary nerve Posted on September 22, 2016 at 12:56:08 by FellowPart1Sitter
The long ciliary nerve is the sympathetic division. Long ciliary is a branch of the nasociliary of the fifth cranial nerve ophthalmic division.
The short ciliary nerve is the parasympathetic division. Short ciliary comes about after the ciliary ganglion and is a continuation of the 3rd nerve (via the E-W nucleus).
There are some sympathetic fibres in the short ciliary nerve too, which have passed through the ciliary ganglion but do not make a synapse within the ganglion - they just pass through.
The Ramus communicans is just a sensory component of the nasociliary.
Short ciliary is not a branch of CN V.
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