lacrimal apparatus

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Related to lacrimal apparatus: Lacus lacrimalis
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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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Tear drain becomes obstructed at the level of nasolacrimal duct (commonest site of blockage in lacrimal apparatus), DCR will create a new tear drainage pathway between the eye and the nose.
The structures of the eye include the eyeball and the adnexa or structures outside the eyeball which include the bony orbit, eye muscles, eyelids, eyelashes, conjunctiva, and lacrimal apparatus (Ehrlich, Schroeder, Ehrlich, & Schroeder, 2017).
Jones, "An anatomical approach to problems of the eyelids and lacrimal apparatus," Archives of Ophthalmology, vol.
The treatment of lacrimal apparatus obstruction with the use of an inner canthal Medpor coated tubes insertion via a transcaruncular route.
Lacrimal Apparatus. Approximately 20% of eyelid malignancies occur in the medial canthus.
(7) Only 2 glands constitute the avian lacrimal apparatus: the gland of the nictitating membrane (formerly Harders gland) and the lacrimal gland.