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Capsulopalpebral Fascia (Right)
Connective Tissue

Capsulopalpebral Fascia (Right)

Fasciae capsulopalpebae

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The capsulopalpebral fascia is a fibrous expansion originating from the fascial sheaths surrounding the inferior rectus and inferior oblique muscles (Dutton, 2011).

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Anatomical Relations

The capsulopalpebral fascia attaches to the suspensory ligament of the eyeball. Fibers ascend to the inferior tarsal plate and the dermis of the lower eyelid, thus creating a crease in the skin of the lower eyelid.


The capsulopalpebral fascia is described as the analog to the levator palpebrae muscle. It inserts into the inferior tarsal plate and dermis of the lower eyelid, thus assisting with the depression of the lower eyelid when the inferior oblique and inferior rectus muscles contract.

List of Clinical Correlates

—Palpebral bags


Dutton, J. J. (2011) Atlas of Clinical and Surgical Orbital Anatomy: Expert Consult: Online and Print. Elsevier Health Sciences.

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The fascia is also defined as a “the fascial system consists of the three-dimensional continuum of soft, collagen containing, loose and dense fibrous connective tissues that permeate the body” by Fascia Nomenclature Committee (Bordoni and Whitte, 2018), an as “masses of connective tissue large enough to be visible to the unaided eye” by Gray’s Anatomy (Standring, 2016).

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