Lacrimal caruncle

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Lacrimal caruncle
Front of left eye with eyelids separated. Caruncula visible and labeled at left.
Latin Caruncula lacrimalis
TA A15.2.07.049
FMA 77672
Anatomical terminology

The lacrimal caruncle, or caruncula lacrimalis, is the small, pink, globular nodule at the inner corner (the medial canthus) of the eye. It is made of skin covering sebaceous and sweat glands.

With ocular allergies, the lacrimal caruncle and the plica semilunaris of the conjunctiva may be inflamed and pruritic (itchy) due to histamine release in the tissue and tear film.


Gray's s227The Accessory Organs of the Eye

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