Obstrucción del conducto lagrimal

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Obstrucción del conducto lagrimal

Las lágrimas son producidas por las glándulas lagrimales situadas en la parte superior externa de cada ojo. Las lágrimas drenan hacia un conducto lagrimal a través de una abertura muy pequeña en la esquina del ojo, cerca de la nariz. Esta abertura se denomina conducto nasolagrimal. Si este conducto se bloquea, las lágrimas se acumularán y se derramarán por las mejillas.

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  • Last Reviewed on 08/01/2012
  • Neil K. Kaneshiro, MD, MHA, Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc.

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