Bassett Collection of Stereoscopic Images of Human Anatomy

Insertion of extraocular muscles

Left eye, posterior view

Image #57-6

KEYWORDS: Connective tissue, Eye, Face, Muscles and tendons.

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Insertion of extraocular muscles
Left eye, posterior view
The fascia has been removed from the muscles and the eye, and the muscles retracted and stretched.
1 . Tendon of superior rectus muscle
2 . Sclera
3 . Sheath of optic nerve
4 . Upper pointer: Posterior ciliary artery (long) Lower pointer: Position of macula lutea of retina (marked by *)
5 . Tendon of lateral rectus muscle
6 . Short ciliary nerves
7 . Inferior oblique muscle
8 . Tendon of superior oblique muscle
9 . Superior vorticose veins
10 . Posterior ciliary arteries (short)
11 . Medial rectus muscle
12 . Optic nerve (II)
13 . Inferior vorticose veins
14 . Tendon of Inferior rectus muscle
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