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Plate 4. Four drawings of a model of the eye, eye-muscle primordia, and associated nerves,

Embryo No. 6258, horizon xvii.

Fig. 14. The eye-muscle primordia of embryo no. 6258 are superimposed on the brain of another embryo, no. 6520, of approximately the same age and size. The relation of the principal branches of cranial nerve V to the four peripheral condensations into which the four rectus muscles grow is illustrated. Lateral aspect. X 15.

Fig. 15. A portion of the brain, the eye, principal nerves, peripheral condensations, and the eye—muscle primordia. Dorso-lateral aspect. No. 6258, X 30.

Fig. 16. Dorsocranial aspect of the same model illustrated in figure 15. X30.

Fig. 17. Ventrocaudal aspect of the same model illustrated in figure 15. X30.

Attention is called to the four peripheral condensations, about the outer margin of the optic vesicle, into which the primordia of the four rectus muscles have grown. Cranial nerves III, IV, and VI have reached their respective eye-muscle primordia: the primordium of the inferior oblique has appeared as a conspicuous condensation at the distal end of the inferior rectus; a prominent bend (at the point where the trochlea will subsequently develop) has appeared near the distal end of the superior oblique primordium, and the proximal end of the superior oblique has begun to shift medially.

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Abbreviations Used in Figures
ao., aorta

ao. :1. I, aortic arch I

ao. (I. II, aortic arch II

(to. (I. III, aortic arch III

a. p. c., anterior peripheral condensation

c. g., ciliary ganglion

fix, forebrain

fg., foregut

fr. 9., frontal nerve

g. V, Gasserian ganglion

hb., hindbrain

h. c., head cavity

i. c. a., internal carotid artery

inn, intermediate mass

i. o., inferior oblique

i. p. c., inferior peripheral condensation

I. r., inferior rectus

I. p., lens placode

I. p. s., levator palpebrae superioris

I. r., lateral rectus

I. an, lens vesicle

m. a., mandibular arch

nmmI. V, mandibular branch of cranial nerve V

max. V, maxillary branch of cranial nerve V

mb., midbrain

m. m. m., maxillomandibular mesoderm

m. r., medial rectus

N., notochord

o. III, oculomotor nerve

11. IV, trochlear nerve

11. VI, abducens nerve

m. N., nasociliary nerve

op. S., optic stalk

op. V., optic vesicle

op. V, ophthalmic branch of cranial nerve V

p. b., prechorclal bridge

p. 6., premandibular condensation

p. pl., prechordal plate

p. p. c., posterior peripheral condensation

s. o., superior oblique

s. p. c, superior peripheral condensation

s. r., superior rectus

t., trochlea

v. c. a., vena cerebralis anterior

v. c. m., vena capitis medialis

v. o. i., vena orhitalis inferior

Links: Plate 4 | Fig. 14 | Fig. 15 | Fig. 16 | Fig. 17 | stage 17


Gilbert PW. The origin and development of the human extrinsic ocular muscles. (1957) Carnegie Instn. Wash. Publ. 611, Contrib. Embryol., Carnegie Inst. Wash. 36: 59-78.

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