Flashcards in Lacrimal Apparatus Deck (9)
What consists of the orbital structures that produce tears and the ducts that drain the excess fluid from the front of the eyes into the nose?
The Lacrimal Apparatus
The moist coating, composed of 3 layers, that covers the anterior surface of the globe is
The gland that produces the watery substance making up the middle layer of the tear film is the
The type of cell in the conjunctiva that produces the sticky fluid (mucin) that comprises the innermost tear film layer?
The tiny openings on the upper and lower lid margins, through which tears pass are the
Upper and Lower Punctum
One of two small channels that starts at the punctum in the upper or lower eyelid and drains tears from the surface of the eye to the lacrimal sac is
The Lacrimal Canaliculus
The sac that holds tears after they pass through the canaliculi, which empty through the nasolacrimal duct into the nasal cavity is the
The duct through which tears pass from the lacrimal sac and into the nasal cavity is the