fascial sheaths of extraocular musclesmedical dictionary

Muscular fascia; the part of the orbital fascia that envelops the extraocular muscles; it is thin posteriorly but becomes thicker where it is continuous with the bulbar sheath; the fascial sheaths of the four rectus muscles are connected by an intermuscular membrane.

Synonyms: fascia muscularis musculorum bulbi, fascia of extraocular muscles, muscular fascia of extraocular muscle.

(05 Mar 2000)