levator palpebrae superioris muscle

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le·va·tor pal·pe·brae su·pe·ri·o·ris mus·cle

(le-vā'tŏr pal-pē'brē sū-pēr-ē-ō'ris mŭs'ĕl)
Origin, orbital surface of the lesser wing of the sphenoid, above and anterior to the optic canal; insertion, skin of eyelid, tarsal plate, and orbital walls, by medial and lateral expansions of the aponeurosis of insertion; action, raises the upper eyelid; nerve supply, oculomotor.
Synonym(s): musculus levator palpebrae superioris [TA] , elevator muscle of upper eyelid.
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The disease affected six muscles in five patients, including the inferior oblique muscle in two patients, and the levator palpebrae superioris muscle and the superior ocular muscle group in one patient each.
2,3) More severe forms may involve hypoplasia of the levator palpebrae superioris muscle or tendon with a minimal or absent eyelid crease.
Long-term correction of ptosis requires surgical manipulation of the levator palpebrae superioris muscle and/or Muller's muscle.
The third reason not to rub your eyes has to do with one of the smallest muscles in your body, the levator palpebrae superioris muscle.
Disinsertion of the aponeurosis of the levator palpebrae superioris muscle after cataract extraction.

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