Orbicularis Oculi

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The orbicularis oculi muscle of facial expression on the right side of the body.

The Orbicularis Oculi is a muscle of facial expression of the eye. The muscles of facial expression of the eye are:


The Orbicularis Oculi is said to have three parts: Orbital Part, Palpebral Part, Lacrimal Part.


  • Medial side of the eye to the medial side of the eye.



  • Closes and squints the eye.


NOTE: When the orbicularis oculi contracts forcefully and the eye closes, wrinkles emanate from the eye. These wrinkles are called crow’s feet.