Accessory visual structures

Accessory visual structures

Front of left eye with eyelids separated.
Latin structurae oculi accessoriae
TA A15.2.07.001
FMA 76554

Anatomical terminology

Accessory visual structures is a term used to collectively refer to the adnexa of the eye.

Included are the eyebrow, eyelids, and lacrimal apparatus.

One source defines "ocular adnexa" as the orbit, conjunctiva, and eyelids.[1]


  1. Knowles, Daniel M. (2001). Neoplastic hematopathology. Hagerstwon, MD: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. p. 1303. ISBN 0-683-30246-9.

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