A 45-year-old female asked:
Is the extra skin near tear duct surrounding eyeball called thr plica semilumaris and if so what causes burning when no infection is present?
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Internal Medicine 42 years experience
5.7k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Ophthalmology 31 years experience
Dry eyes likely: The plica semilunaris is a vestigial structure of the nictitating membrane seen in other animals. It aides in forming a tear lake. The burning sensation you are experiencing is likely dry eye related and artificial tears should aid in your comfort.
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Last updated Nov 4, 2017
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