Lacrimal apparatus

Dr Mark Thurston and Dr Henry Knipe et al.

The lacrimal apparatus consists of the lacrimal gland and the nasolacrimal drainage apparatus

The gland produces tears secreted into the lateral aspect of the superior fornix. The serous fluid washes over the eye and is drained at the medial canthus by the superior and inferior lacrimal canaliculi to the lacrimal sac and then to the nasal cavity via the nasolacrimal duct.

Head and neck anatomy
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rID: 26824
System: Head & Neck
Section: Anatomy
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