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Eyelid Suspensory System

Anterior orbital and eyelid suspension ligaments and tarsal plates

st - superior tarsal plate

wl - Whitnall's ligament

cpf - capsulopalpebral fascia 

mct - medial canthal tendon 

lct - lateral canthal tendon

ll - Lockwood's ligament 

Whitnall's ligament serves to suspend various structures in the anterior superior orbit and eyelid including the levator aponeurosis. Lockwood's ligament joins the conjoined fascia of the inferior rectus and oblique muscles to the CPF which serves as the major retractor of the lower eyelid.

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