accessory lacrimal glands

ac·ces·so·ry lac·ri·mal glands

[TA]
small, compound, branched, tubular glands located sometimes in the middle part of the lid (Wolfring glands, 1872, or Ciaccio glands, 1874) or along the superior and inferior fornices of the conjunctival sac (Krause glands, 1854). These accessory glands are ectopic portions of the lacrimal gland tissue; all produce the same kind of tears, secreting onto the conjunctival surface. Henle and Baumgarten "glands" are in fact not glands at all, but mere epithelial invaginations.

Ciaccio,

Giuseppe V., Italian anatomist, 1824-1901.
Ciaccio glands - Synonym(s): accessory lacrimal glands

ac·ces·so·ry lac·ri·mal glands

(ak-sesŏr-ē lakri-măl glandz) [TA]
Small, compound, branched, tubular glands located sometimes in the middle part of the lid or along the superior and inferior fornices of the conjunctival sac. These accessory glands are ectopic portions of the lacrimal gland tissue; all produce the same kind of tears, secreting onto the conjunctival surface.
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The accessory lacrimal glands of Krause and Wolfring are also found in the stroma.
The ocular adnexa are those anatomic structures that surround the eyeball, protect it from injury, and facilitate its functioning; this includes the conjunctiva (palpebral and bulbar), orbital cavity soft tissues, main lacrimal gland, accessory lacrimal glands, nasolacrimal drainage system (including the upper and lower canaliculi, lacrimal sac, and nasolacrimal duct), and the eyelid.
The accessory lacrimal glands of Krause and Wolfring are located in the region of the conjunctival fornices.
A check should always be made to see if a patient is on any systemic medications that might affect the normal output of the main lacrimal gland (parasympathetic) or the accessory lacrimal glands (sympathetic).

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