Lateral palpebral raphe

The lateral palpebral raphe is a much weaker structure than the medial palpebral ligament.

Lateral palpebral raphe
The tarsi and their ligaments. Right eye; front view.
Latinraphe palpebralis lateralis
Anatomical terminology

It is attached to the margin of the frontosphenoidal process of the zygomatic bone, and passes medialward to the lateral commissure of the eyelids, where it divides into two slips, which are attached to the margins of the respective tarsi.

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This article incorporates text in the public domain from page 381 of the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

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