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Blocked Tear Duct Definition

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Dacryocystitis is the infection of the lacrimal sac, found on the side of the nose near the inner corner of the eye. The lacrimal sac drains tears from the eye into the tear ducts leading into the nose.

Lacrimal Apparatus

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The lacrimal apparatus includes the lacrimal gland, lacrimal sac, nasolacrimal duct, and other structures.
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