The Dry Eye Zone    
FAQ News Dry Eye Encyclopedia About The Dry Eye Zone Contact

Lacrimal system

(Lacrimal apparatus)


The glands which produce new aqueous tears and the drains through which the old ones exit the eyes.


The lacrimal system is a vital part of tear film production and management. The watery (aqueous) part of the tear film is manufactured and secreted through the lacrimal glands. Then, in a system built for continuous renewal of the tear film, tears drain off the eyes through the lower and upper puncta, passing through the canaliculi.


links and references


DryEyeZone    Web

The Dry Eye Shop

The Dry Eye Shop

Owned and operated by The Dry Eye Company





The Dry Eye Zone home page The Dry Eye Zone home page