Eyelid Anatomy


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background . The following anatomic information concerning the complex structure of the eyelids is distilled from gross and histologic study as well as surgical experience. objective . Our aim is to familiarize the reader with eyelid anatomy. conclusion . Appropriate shape, contour, height and mobility of the lids are essential to adequate protection and function of the eyes as well as overall appearance. A thorough understanding of eyelid anatomy is therefore necessary to achieve optimal surgical results. For the purpose of this discussion the eyelids can be divided into the following structural planes: 1) skin and subcutaneous tissue; 2) orbicularis muscle and submuscular fibroadipose layer; 3) orbital septum; 4) preaponeurotic fat; 5) eyelid retractors; and 6) the tarsi and conjunctiva. J Dermatol Surg Oncol 1992;18:1023–1027. 1992 American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, Inc.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1023-1027
Number of pages5
JournalThe Journal of Dermatologic Surgery and Oncology
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Dermatology

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