Orbicularis Oculi

Interactive diagram of the muscles of the head, face and neck

The orbicularis oculi are circular muscles around the orbit of each eye that are responsible for closing the eyes.

The points of origin and insertion, and the actions of the orbicularis oculi muscle:

Origin: Medial wall of orbit
Insertion: Circular path around orbit
Action: Closes the eye and wrinkles the forehead vertically

The orbicularis oculi are muscles located in the region of the of the head, neck, or face taught as part of many courses in Indian Head Massage. As this is a popular therapy we have included several pages that may be of interest to students of Indian Head Massage. See, for example, the page about skeletal structures of the head and neck.

See the page about Facial Muscles to view the location of the orbicularis oculi muscles. (This page consists of an interactive, rather than just a labelled, diagram, so you'll have to test yourself by guessing which muscles are the orbicularis oculi until you find the correct label.)

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