Origin: Underside of levator palpebrae superioris

Insertion: Superior tarsal plate of the eyelid

Artery: Ophthalmic artery

Nerve: Sympathetic nervous system

Action: Raise the upper eyelid

The superior tarsal muscle is a smooth muscle adjoining the levator palpebrae superioris muscle that helps to raise the upper eyelid. The superior tarsal muscle originates on the underside of levator palpebrae superioris and inserts on the superior tarsal plate of the eyelid.

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