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Lacrimal Bone

Medically reviewed by: Stephanie Curreli, MD, PhD
Last Updated: Jun 16, 2015

A lacrimal bone is a thin, scale like structure located in the middle wall of each eye socket between the ethmoid bone and the maxilla. A groove in the front leads from the orbit to the nasal cavity and provides a pathway for a tube that carries tears from the eye to the nasal cavity.