lacrimal apparatus

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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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Surgery failure was defined as: (1) No marked improvement in tearing or any episode of post-operative dacryocystitis; (2) Inability to irrigate the lacrimal system postoperatively; and (3) Postoperative nasal endoscopy with scarring in intranasal osteotomy or no visualisation of fluorescein dye.
It has been difficult to determine its incidence in general population but it is estimated that approximately 20.2 per 100,000 of the population have symptoms of lacrimal system obstruction.
A diluted tracer is dropped into the lower conjunctival fornix and serial images are acquired as it moves down the lacrimal system [19].
The procedure of CDCR includes rebuilding a new drainage system between the conjunctiva and the nasal cavity using a tear drainage tube and bypassing upper lacrimal system. Although CDCR with a tear drainage tube placement is a reliable method for patients with upper lacrimal system obstruction or damage, it remains some problems postoperatively.
He specializes in the treatment of disorders affecting the eyelids, face, orbit and lacrimal system, and is one of only a few fellowship-trained oculofacial plastic and reconstructive surgeons in the state.
The lacrimal system is then intubated with a bicanalicular silicon stent.
Lacrimal system involvement was noted in one patient whose mass was in the upper eyelid/medial canthal region; the lacrimal system and canaliculi were included in the excision area (Figure 1).
Invasion of the lacrimal system by basal cell carcinoma.
The lids and lacrimal system (alanb@shropshireloc.co.uk)
The sections cover orbit; ocular motility and cranial nerves; lids, lashes, and lacrimal system; conjunctiva and sclera; cornea; anterior chamber; iris and pupils; lens; vitreous; retina and choroid; optic nerve and glaucoma; and visual acuity, refractive procedures, and sudden vision loss.
Our diagnostic protocol included regurgitation test, irritation of lacrimal system and endoscopic endonasal examination.
anatomic abnormalities, tumors, inflammatory, immunologic, infectious, and traumatic); disorders of the tear production and the lacrimal system; corneal manifestations of systemic disease and therapy, and of chemical and biological warfare; infections; noninfectious keratopathy; immunologic disorders; and therapeutic and reconstructive procedures, among other topics.