Medial palpebral ligament

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Medial palpebral ligament
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The tarsi and their ligaments. Right eye; front view.
Latin l. palpebrale mediale
Gray's p.381
Anatomical terminology

The medial palpebral ligament (tendo oculi), about 4 mm. in length and 2 mm. in breadth, is attached to the frontal process of the maxilla in front of the lacrimal groove.

Crossing the lacrimal sac, it divides into two parts, upper and lower, each attached to the medial end of the corresponding tarsus.

As the ligament crosses the lacrimal sac, a strong aponeurotic lamina is given off from its posterior surface; this expands over the sac, and is attached to the posterior lacrimal crest.

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This article incorporates text from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy.