lacrimal apparatus

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Related to Lacrimal canaliculi: lacrimal sac, lacrimal caruncle, Lacrimal system
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Noun1.lacrimal apparatus - the structures that secrete and drain tears from the eye
anatomical structure, bodily structure, body structure, complex body part, structure - a particular complex anatomical part of a living thing; "he has good bone structure"
eye, oculus, optic - the organ of sight
lachrymal gland, lacrimal gland, tear gland - any of the glands in the eyes that secrete tears
lachrymal duct, lacrimal duct, tear duct - any of several small ducts that carry tears from the lacrimal glands
dacryocyst, lacrimal sac, tear sac - either of the two dilated ends of the lacrimal ducts at the nasal ends of the eyes that fill with tears secreted by the lacrimal glands
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New probe for the intubation of lacrimal canaliculi with silicone rubber tubing.
It can occur in the lacrimal canaliculi, common canaliculus and/or nasolacrimal duct, which are usually referred to an eye specialist as epiphora symptoms.
Temporary occlusion of the lacrimal punctum can be achieved through the use of adhesives, gelatin implants, collagen or silicone while permanent occlusion requires the use of techniques such as electrocautery (PATEL & GRIERSON, 1994; OHBA et al., 2011), radiofrequency, laser or ligation of the lacrimal canaliculi (DIAMOND et al., 1995; MURUBE & MURUBE, 1996; OHBA et al., 2011).