Superior tarsal

Superior tarsal Definition

It is the smooth muscle lying next to the levator palpebrae superioris muscle whist assists in raising the upper eyelid.

It is also known as “Muller muscle”, a term that is also used to refer to a part of the ciliary muscle.

Superior tarsal Location

This well-defined muscle starts from the bottom of levator palpebrae superioris and stretches from the galea aponeurotica to the superior tarsus. It has its point of insertion on the superior tarsal plate located in the eyelid.

Superior tarsal Function

The muscle helps keep the upper eyelid in an elevated position.

Superior tarsal Disorders

The actions of the muscle can be affected if some sections of the sympathetic nervous system suffer damage. This can lead to partial Ptosis, or drooping eyelid, as observed in Horner’s Syndrome.

Superior tarsal Pictures

Use these assistive images to know about the physical appearance of this muscle.

Picture of Superior tarsal

Picture 1 – Superior tarsal Muscle

Image of Superior tarsal

Picture 2 – Superior tarsal Image


Last updated on November 14th, 2018 at 8:08 pm

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