Lacrimal lake

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Lacrimal lake
Front of left eye with eyelids separated to show medial canthus.
Latin lacus lacrimalis
Gray's subject #227 1025
Dorlands/Elsevier l_01/12475299

The lacrimal lake is the pool of tears in the lower conjunctival cul-de-sac, which drains into the opening of the tear drainage system (the puncta lacrimalia)[1]. The volume of the lacrimal lake has been estimated to be between 7 and 10 µL.[1]

See also


  1. Cassin, B. and Solomon, S. Dictionary of Eye Terminology. Gainsville, Florida: Triad Publishing Company, 1990.