Lateral palpebral raphe

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Lateral palpebral raphe
The tarsi and their ligaments. Right eye; front view.
Latin raphe palpebralis lateralis
Anatomical terminology

The lateral palpebral raphé is a much weaker structure than the medial palpebral ligament.

It is attached to the margin of the frontosphenoidal process of the zygomatic bone, and passes medialward to the lateral commissure of the eyelids, where it divides into two slips, which are attached to the margins of the respective tarsi.

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This article incorporates text in the public domain from the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)