Lateral rectus muscle

Dr Jeremy Jones et al.

The lateral rectus muscle is one of the 6 extra-ocular 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.

Summary

Head and neck anatomy
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Article information

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

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    Abductors
    Extra-ocular muscles
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    Anterior view
    Extra-ocular muscles
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    Lateral view of t...
    Anatomy of the eye and extraocular muscles
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    Anatomy of the eye and extraocular muscles
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    Anatomy of the eye and extraocular muscles
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    Anatomy of the eye and extraocular muscles
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