Last revised by Shervin Sharifkashani on 12 Mar 2022

The eyelids cover the eyes, with an upper and lower eyelid on each side, and are covered in front with loose skin and behind with adherent conjunctiva. The lower lids possess very little mobility; lids are closed gently by levator palpebrae superioris muscle fibers and forcefully by the orbicularis oculi muscle

Gross anatomy

The eyelid comprises of a number of key features listed below:


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