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Laboratory 29. Orbits and Eye
Step 15. Anterior Approach to the Orbit

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In this anterior approach to the orbit, the extraocular muscles of the eyeball will be studied. Initially, dissect and reflect the orbicularis oculi muscle . As the orbicularis oculi muscle is elevated, identify the lacrimal canaliculi that drain tears from the lacrimal papilla to the lacrimal sac. Also, observe the inferior oblique muscle . Next, lift and remove the orbicularis oculi muscle, eyelids, and periorbital fat.

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Grant's: 7.46
Netter: 81
Rohen/Yokochi: 137