The Lacrimal Apparatus

The major lacrimal gland occupies the superior temporal anterior portion of the orbit. It has ducts that open into the palpebral conjunctiva above the upper border of the upper tarsus.

Tears collect at the medial part of the palpebral fissure and pass through the puncta and the canaliculi into the lacrimal sac, which terminates in the nasolacrimal duct inferiorly. The

Levator muscle of Muller

Levator muscle of Muller

Figure 2.8. The eyelid.£B
Figure 2.9. Anatomy of the orbit.CO

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