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The orbital septum (palpebral ligament) is a membranous sheet that acts as the anterior boundary of the orbit. It extends from the orbital rims to the eyelids.
With age the septum may weaken, and as a result orbital fat may herniate forwards. The operation to correct this is called blepharoplasty.
- Meyer DR, Linberg JV, Wobig JL, et al: Anatomy of the orbital septum and associated eyelid connective tissues. Ophthalmic Plast Reconstr Surg 7:104, 1991
- MedEd at Loyola grossanatomy/dissector/labs/h_n/orbit/main.html
- Brémond-Gignac D, Deplus S, Cussenot O, Lassau J (1994). "Anatomic study of the orbital septum (22.10.93)". Surg Radiol Anat. 16 (1): 121–4. PMID 8047962.
- Diagram at drmeronk.com
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