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Superior Palpebral Arch
Cardiovascular System

Superior Palpebral Arch

Arcus palpebralis superior

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The superior palpebral arch arises from the anastomoses between the lateral and medial palpebral arterial branches of the upper eyelid.


The superior palpebral arch extends the length of the upper eyelid, sitting just above (2 mm) the margin of the eyelid (Yanoff and Duker, 2013).


There are no named branches.

Supplied Structures

The superior palpebral arch supplies the superior eyelid.


Yanoff, M. & Duker, J. S. (2013) Ophthalmology E-Book: Expert Consult: Online and Print. Elsevier Health Sciences.

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