Lacrimal apparatus

The lacrimal apparatus is the physiological system containing the orbital structures for tear production and drainage.[1]
It consists of:

Lacrimal apparatus
The lacrimal apparatus
LatinApparatus lacrimalis
Anatomical terminology

The blood supply to the lacrimal gland is provided by the ophthalmic artery with its branch - the lacrimal artery, while the venous blood is drained from this region via the superior ophthalmic vein.


This article incorporates text in the public domain from page 1028 of the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

  1. Cassin, B. and Solomon, S. Dictionary of Eye Terminology. Gainesville, Florida: Triad Publishing Company, 1990.

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