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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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.

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