superior eyelid

superior eyelid

[TA]
the superior, larger and more mobile of the two eyelids, which covers most of the anterior surface of the eyeball, including the cornea, when closed; a portion of the lacrimal gland and the aponeurosis of the levator palpebrae superioris muscle extend into it, the muscle opening the closed eye and providing additional elevation when the gaze is directed upward.
Synonym(s): palpebra superior [TA], upper eyelid ☆ , upper lid
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On slit-lamp examination the tick was visible on the left superior eyelid just anterior to the eyelash line (Figure 1).
An 8-year-old child patient referred to our clinic with a painless mass at the right superior eyelid which had appeared 1,5 month before and seemed to be increasing in size for the last week.
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the orbit revealed involvement of the superior eyelids and the anterior orbit and bilateral symmetrical diffuse enlargement of the lacrimal glands with an isointense signal intensity relative to muscle on T1-weighted images and a hypointense signal intensity on T2-weighted images (Figure 2).

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