Lacrimal Anatomy and Disorders

Objectives:  After this lecture, the resident/student will be able to:
1.    List the parts of the lacrimal system
2.    List the related nasal and sinus structures of the lacrimal system
3.    Differentiate the various etiologies of tearing including:
  • Hypersecretion
  • Abnormal lacrimal pump mechanism
  • Nasolacrimal duct obstructions
Please read Chapter 14, 15.  Abnormalities of the Lacrimal Secretory and Drainage System in the Orbit, Eyelid and Lacrimal System of the BCSC series.