Angular vein

  • The angular vein (latin: vena angularis) is a blood vessel formed by the union of supratrochlear and supraorbital veins.

    The angular vein penetrates the orbicularis oculi and enters the orbit, joins the supraorbital vein to form the superior ophthalmic vein. Then from the medial angle of the eye it descends along the lateral surface of the nose, passes beneath the zygomaticus major and continues its course as the facial vein.

    The main tributaries of the angular vein are:

    • external nasal veins,
    • inferior and superior palpebral veins.

    The angular vein collects venous blood from the nose and the lower and upper eyelids.