Haemolacria is a physical condition that causes a person to produce tears that are partially composed of blood. It can manifest as tears that are anything from merely red-tinged to appearing to be entirely made of blood.
Haemolacria is a symptom of a number of diseases, and may also be indicative of a tumor in the lacrimal apparatus. It is most often provoked by local factors such as bacterial conjunctivitis, environmental damage or injuries.
- Calvino Inman
- Aged 19, weeps tears of blood 3 times a day.
- Rashida Khatoon
- From India, can cry blood up to 5 times a day, and even faint with every weeping.
- Le Chiffre, a fictional character who suffers from haemolacria in Casino Royale
- Hematidrosis - blood in sweat.
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- Adolescente americano chora sangue até três vezes por dia, diz site