Suspensory ligament of eyeball
The suspensory ligament of eyeball (or Lockwood's ligament) forms a hammock stretching below the eyeball between the medial and lateral check ligaments and enclosing the inferior rectus and inferior oblique muscles of the eye. It is a thickening of Tenon's capsule, the dense connective tissue capsule surrounding the globe and separating it from orbital fat.
|Suspensory ligament of eyeball|
|Latin||ligamentum suspensorium bulbi|
The ligament functions to support the eye, and prevents downward displacement of the eyeball.
It can be considered a part of the bulbar sheath.
It is named for Charles Barrett Lockwood.
- Snell, R.; Lemp, M. (1998). Clinical Anatomy of the Eye (2nd ed.). Blackwell Science. ISBN 0-632-04344-X.
- "Lockwood ligament" at Dorland's Medical Dictionary
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