The tendinous ring, also known as the annulus of Zinn, is the common origin of the four rectus muscles (extraocular muscles).
The tendinous ring straddles the lower, medial part of the superior orbital fissure. It attaches to a tubercle on the greater wing of the sphenoid bone (at the margin of the superior orbital fissure). Through it (from superior to inferior) pass:
A memory aid for the specific nerves in the structure is the mnemonic for the contents of the annulus of Zinn.