extraocular muscles

(redirected from Oculomotor muscles)

ex·tra·oc·u·lar mus·cles (EOM),

the muscles within the orbit but outside of eyeball, including the four rectus muscles (that is, superior, inferior, medial and lateral); two oblique muscles (that is, superior and inferior), and the levator of the superior eyelid (that is, levator palpebrae superioris).

ex·tra·oc·u·lar mus·cles

(eks'tră-ok'yū-lăr mŭs'ĕlz) [TA]
The muscles within the orbit including the four rectus muscles (superior, inferior, medial, and lateral), two oblique muscles (superior and inferior), and the levator of the superior eyelid (levator palpebrae superioris).

Extraocular muscles

The muscles (lateral rectus, medial rectus, inferior rectus, superior rectus, superior oblique, and inferior oblique) that move the eyeball.
Mentioned in: Eye Muscle Surgery
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Overuse of the oculomotor muscles can cause headaches and neck pain.
Firstly, oculomotor muscles are connected with the eyeball, the orbit, and the adjoining muscles that are directly or indirectly connected with the sphenoid bone.
Information from the input organs are processed by central nervous system and then sent to cortex to make subject aware of body position; to oculomotor muscles which maintain the visual acuity despite the head movements and along the spinal tract to joints and muscles maintaining balance.
Other complications that have been reported are anterior uveitis, glaucoma, acute retinal necrosis, cataracts, optic neuritis, and paralysis of the oculomotor muscles. Some cases present with blepharitis and conjunctivis along with secondary eyelid infections that are usually caused by Staphylococcus aureus.