Superior tarsal - Definition
It refers to a smooth muscle that lies adjacent to the muscle levator palpebrae superioris that helps humans in lifting the lid of the upper eye.
The structure is also referred to as “Muller muscle.” This term can also refer to a region of the ciliary muscle.
Superior tarsal - Location
This is a distinct muscle that originates from the underside of the levator palpebrae superioris. It extends to the superior tarsus from the galea aponeurotica. The superior tarsal plate in the eyelid is the point of insertion for this muscle.
Superior tarsal - Function
This muscle is responsible for keeping the upper eyelid lifted and helps in expressing surprise, wonder and various other feelings.
Superior tarsal - Disorders
Damage to certain portions of the sympathetic nervous system may affect the actions of this muscle. As a result, patients may suffer from partial Ptosis (Drooping eyelid) as can be seen in Horner’s Syndrome sufferers.
Superior tarsal - pictures
Take a peek into the images to know about the physical appearance of this muscle.
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