the eye blinks, the lid pushes the tears across the eye into the drains (puncta)
at the inner corner. The drains empty into channels (canaliculi) that connect
the eye with the nose. The channels drain into a tear sac (lacrimal sac) that
lies beside the nose. The sac narrows into the tear duct (lacrimal duct), which drains through the nasal bone into the nostril.
Primary Medical Reviewer
John Pope, MD - Pediatrics
Specialist Medical Reviewer
Christopher J. Rudnisky, MD, MPH, FRCSC - Ophthalmology
Current as of
October 9, 2013
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
October 09, 2013
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