elevation of the eye

elevation of the eye

Upward rotation of an eye. It is accomplished by the superior rectus, inferior oblique, lateral rectus (very slightly) and medial rectus (very slightly) muscles. It can be produced voluntarily or by using base-down prisms. Syn. supraduction; sursumduction.
Millodot: Dictionary of Optometry and Visual Science, 7th edition. © 2009 Butterworth-Heinemann