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Infect Dis Clin North Am. 1992 Dec;6(4):925-32.

Infections of the lacrimal system.

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Department of Ophthalmology, Boston University School of Medicine, Massachusetts.


Deficiency of the tears or obstruction to the free flow of tears predispose to infections of the lacrimal system. The relevant anatomy of the lacrimal system and the pathologic conditions leading to obstruction are outlined. The clinical manifestations of infections of the lacrimal gland, the canaliculus, and the lacrimal sac are described, and the basis for medical and surgical treatment is discussed.

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