2020–2021 BCSC Basic and Clinical Science Course™
2 Fundamentals and Principles of Ophthalmology
Part I: Anatomy
Chapter 1: Orbit and Ocular Adnexa
Lacrimal Glands and Excretory System
The accessory lacrimal glands of Krause and Wolfring are located at the proximal margin of the tarsus or in the fornices. They are cytologically identical to the main lacrimal gland and receive similar innervation (see Figs 1-25, 1-38). These glands account for approximately 10% of the total lacrimal secretory mass.
Excerpted from BCSC 2020-2021 series: Section 2 - Fundamentals and Principles of Ophthalmology. For more information and to purchase the entire series, please visit https://www.aao.org/bcsc.