lacrimal apparatus


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lacrimal apparatus

[′lak·rə·məl ‚ap·ə′rad·əs]
(anatomy)
The functional and structural mechanisms for secreting and draining tears; includes the lacrimal gland, lake, puncta, canaliculi, sac, and nasolacrimal duct.
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Out of 514 patients, congenital lacrimal apparatus abnormalities were seen in 103(20%) children, with all but 2 having congenital nasolacrimal duct obstruction.
There appear to be only 2 previously reported cases of exogenous foreign bodies in the lacrimal apparatus.
Patients were examined with particular interest to the lacrimal apparatus and eyelid diseases.
The purpose of the study is to evaluate the causes of failed endonasal DCR, and revise the surgery to improve the drainage of lacrimal apparatus.
Khurana AK, Indu Khurana; Anatomy of lacrimal apparatus.