The lacrimal caruncle, or caruncula lacrimalis, is the small, pink, globular nodule at the inner corner (the medial canthus) of the eye. It is made of skin covering sebaceous and sweat glands.
Front of left eye with eyelids separated. Caruncula visible and labeled at left.
With ocular allergies, the lacrimal caruncle and the plica semilunaris of the conjunctiva may be inflamed and pruritic (itchy) due to histamine release in the tissue and tear film.
- Extrinsic eye muscle. Nerves of orbita. Deep dissection
- Small white lesion on lacrimal caruncle, most likely a cyst
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