and tear ducts
Eyelids are a highly complex structure that covers the eyeball. Given the complexity of their functions eyelids have a peculiar anatomy. A high degree of specialisation is required to treat eyelid problems.
What are the tear ducts?
Lacrimal (tear) ducts drain tears from the ocular surface to the nose. Tears need to pass through lacrimal points (on the internal edge of eyelids), the lacrimal duct and the lacrimal sac to complete this trajectory. Any damage in these organs may cause a specific dysfunction.
Conditions that affect the eyelids and lacrimal ducts can be divided into two specific types – those related to ocular aesthetics (blepharoplasty) and specific pathologies as the following:
- Hordeolum and chalazion.
- Trichiasis and dis-tichiasis.
- Entropion and ectropion.
- Palpebral ptosis.
- Facial paralysis (lagophthalmos).
- Palpebral tumours.
- Obstruction of tear ducts.
Many pathologies require specific treatments:
- Pulsed light.
- Botulinum toxin.
- Blepharoplasty: surgery to remove excess skin and tissue from upper and lower eyelids.
- Surgery to remove lacrimal obstruction.
- Punctal plugs.
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