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What is lacrimal inflammation?

What is lacrimal inflammation?

Tear inflammation: The lacrimal system is the part of the external eye which produces tears, bathes the eye and drains into the nose. Inflammation of any part of this system is defined as lacrimal inflammation. ...Read more

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Should there be a small black dot on the inferior lacrimal punctum? Is this normal?

Should there be a small black dot on the inferior lacrimal punctum? Is this normal?

Need to see it: It's difficult to know without seeing what you describe - but the central opening of the lacrimal punctum can appear as a black spot, so this likely is normal. See your doctor if pain, swelling, dry or red eyes develop. ...Read more

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I feel my eyes are dry .And lacrimal triangles became deep . Can't look at PC for along time ?

I feel my eyes are dry .And lacrimal triangles
 became deep . Can't look at PC for along time ?

Dry eyes: The eyes dry our more rapidly with concentration (i.e. Computer work or reading). Use artificial tears and oral vitamins supplements (omega - 3's, flax seed oils, and anti-oxidants). Follow up with eye specialist if not improving after 3 months. ...Read more

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Why would a lacrimal gland stay swollen?

Why would a lacrimal gland stay swollen?

Dacryoadenitis: Usually it's an inflammation of the lacrimal gland however other causes can cause enlargement of a lacrimal gland. Non caseating granulomas in sarcoidosis , benign tumors such as pleomorphic adnenomas, or malignancies like lymphoma or adenoid cystic carcinoma can cause enlarged lacrimal glands. If your lacrimal gland is swollen and doesn't resolve on conservative treatment it needs biopsy ...Read more

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What causes the lacrimal glands to secrete tears when we experience physical or mental pain?

What causes the lacrimal glands to secrete tears when we experience physical or mental pain?

Tears: This is a normal physiological process and is based on connections in the brain and the pain and emotion areas of the brain. Tears is only one of the responses that appear. ...Read more

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How to treat lacrimal caruncle infection?

How to treat lacrimal caruncle infection?

Lacrimal caruncle : Infections related to these are usually managed with topical antibiotics, the preparations of which often have a steroid added. If these do not respond rapidly it would be a good idea to see an ophthalmologist (not an optometrist). ...Read more