Anatomy, Physiology, and Immunology of the Lacrimal System

  • Hirohiko Kakizaki


Lacrimal surgery is performed to reconstruct an appropriate lacrimal drainage and its success depends on how much the anatomy is understood. We describe here the anatomy and physiology of the lacrimal system, and also refer to its embryology and immunology.


Nasolacrimal Duct Lacrimal System Lacrimal Drainage System Lacrimal Fluid Lacrimal Bone 
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I appreciate Prof Takashi Nakano and Prof. Ken Asamoto for usage of cadavers to this review. I also appreciate Prof. Hiroshi Ikeda for the tissue staining.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of OphthalmologyAichi Medical UniversityAichiJapan

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