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Lacrimal Gland

Lacrimal gland in the orbit

lg - lacrimal gland

The lacrimal gland is a pink serous gland composed of acini arranged into numerous lobules. It is anatomically divided into two portions by the lateral horn of the levator aponeurosis. The orbital lobe lies posterior to the orbital septum just behind the anterolateral orbital rim. The smaller palpebral lobe lies more inferiorly and projects into the lateral portion of the upper eyelid beneath the conjunctiva.  Six to 12 secretory ductules open onto the conjunctival surface approximately 4-5 mm above the tarsus. 

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