Physiology of Lacrimal Drainage

Fig. 16.1
Normal anatomy of the nasolacrimal system (Courtesy of TESAV)


Fig. 16.2
Schematic representation of the nasolacrimal system (Courtesy of TESAV)


Fig. 16.3
The palpebral-canalicular pump mechanism in lacrimal elimination (Courtesy of TESAV)


Fig. 16.4
Sump syndrome. If the rhinostomy opening is made too high during DCR operation, the drainage system will not function properly (Courtesy of TESAV)


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