Extraocular muscles

The extraocular muscles are the six muscles that insert onto the eye and hence control eye movements.

A summary of the principal actions of each muscle are given below. Please see each individual article for more detailed description.

Muscular branches of ophthalmic artery.

Anatomy: Head and neck

Anatomy: Head and neck

Article information

rID: 10415
System: Head & Neck
Section: Anatomy
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Muscle cone
  • EOM
  • EOMs
  • Extraocular muscle

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Cases and figures

  • Figure 1: extraoccular muscles
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  • Figure 2: illustration
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  • Figure 3: illustration
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