• Sydney Heyman
  • James A. Katowitz


An adequate flow of tears is important for normal function of the eye. The tears serve several purposes: They provide an optically uniform field, perform a lubricating and antibacterial function, and nourish the cornea. The lacrimal gland, accessory lacrimal gland tissue, and secretions of the meibomian and mucous glands of the conjunctiva contribute to the formation of tears.


Chloral Hydrate Lacrimal Gland Nasolacrimal Duct Lacrimal Duct Nasolacrimal System 
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  • James A. Katowitz

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