Lateral rectus muscle

Dr Jeremy Jones et al.

The lateral rectus muscle is one of the 6 extraocular muscles that control eye movements. It is responsible for abduction and is the only muscle that is innervated by the abducens nerve (CN VI). It should normally measure 2.9 ± 0.6mm.


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rID: 10413
System: Head & Neck
Section: Anatomy
Tags: refs, cases, muscle
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  • Lateral rectus

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