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Medial Check Ligament of Eye

Last Updated: Jun 19, 2015

The medial check ligament of the one of two check ligaments (the other being the lateral check ligament), which limits the movement of the lateral and medial rectus. The motor units of these extrinsic eye muscles contain the smallest number of muscle fibers (5-10) of any muscle in the body. Because of this, the eyes move together so that they are aligned when looking at something. A person whose eyesmycontentbreak are not coordinated well enough to produce this alignment is said to have strabismus, or squint.