Talk:Extraocular muscles

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Comment[edit]

"Muscles of the orbit" gets 467 Google hits; "Extraocular muscles" gets 105,000. AED 23:02, 14 October 2005 (UTC)

Merge header[edit]

Per the above, Extraocular muscles should not merge into Muscles of the orbit. "Extraocular muscles" is typically used to describe the six muscles that control the eye movements; however, the levator palpebrae superioris and superior tarsal muscle are literally "extraocular". I'll bring this up in Wikipedia:WikiProject Ophthalmology. -AED 00:45, 14 November 2006 (UTC)

Looks like the merge has already occurred. Rytyho usa (talk) 04:27, 13 February 2013 (UTC)

Contradictions?[edit]

Under the heading "Actions", it is said that superior oblique and inferior oblique ABDUCT the eye (move the eye laterally). But under the heading "Paths - Two with more complex paths", superior oblique and inferior oblique is said to move the eye nasally (medially, ADDUCT). Can someone clarify? Senaiboy 07:48, 11 November 2007 (UTC)

The actions of the extraocular muscles depend on the position of the eye when the muscle contracts. The superior oblique intorts the eye when the eye is abducted (looking away from the nose). When the eye looks towards the nose (adducted), the superior oblique depresses the eye. The inferior oblique is similar; it extorts the abducted eye, and elevates the adducted eye. Hope that helps. Rytyho usa (talk) 04:36, 13 February 2013 (UTC)

Annulus of Zinn[edit]

You might want to connect annulus of Zinn with the annulus tendineus communis, let people know they are the same... 71.139.169.240 (talk) 05:17, 23 June 2012 (UTC)

Looks like that's been done. Rytyho usa (talk) 13:34, 4 December 2012 (UTC)

Mnemonic section[edit]

There seems to be some controversy regarding whether a section on mnemonics is appropriate for wikipedia. I did not remove the content, but to me, it does seem out of place in an encyclopedia. Other thoughts? Rytyho usa (talk) 06:46, 12 January 2014 (UTC)