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Eye Muscle

Eye Muscle

Eye muscles refer to the six extraocular muscles: medial rectus, lateral rectus, superior rectus, inferior rectus, superior oblique, and inferior oblique. These extraocular muscles help control the eye movements.

Medial rectus makes the eye move inward, or toward the nose. Lateral rectus makes the eye move outward, or away from the nose. Superior rectus makes the eye move upward, or toward the nose, or inward. Inferior rectus makes the eye move downward, or away from the nose, or inward. Superior oblique makes the eye move inward, or toward the nose, or downward, or outward. Inferior oblique makes the eye move outward, or away from the nose, or upward, or outward.