Supraorbital nerve

The supraorbital nerve is the lateral and larger of the two branches of the frontal nerve, a branch of ophthalmic division of the trigeminal nerve. As it courses through the superior aspect of the extraconal space of the orbit it exits the orbit through the supraorbital notch to supply the conjunctiva of the mid upper eyelid and superior fornix and the skin of the forehead and scalp.

Anatomy: Head and neck

Anatomy: Head and neck

Article information

rID: 51976
System: Head & Neck
Section: Anatomy
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Supra-orbital nerve

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Cases and figures

  • Figure 1: branches of the ophthalmic division of the trigeminal nerve (Gray's illustration)
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  • Figure 2: trigeminal nerve cutaneous distribution (Gray's anatomy)
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