Q:

What is the inside corner of your eye called?

A:

Quick Answer

According to Stanford Children's Health, the inside corner of the eye is called the lacrimal caruncle. This small pink nodule is made of modified oil and sweat glands, and it may become inflamed and itchy in response to allergies.

Know More
What is the inside corner of your eye called?
Credit: Digital Camera Magazine / Contributor Future Getty Images

Full Answer

According to the US National Library of Medicine, the lacrimal gland is located to the side of the lacrimal caruncle. It continuously secretes tears to moisten, lubricate and protect the eye's surface. The lacrimal caruncle has two openings on both sides that suction the excessive moisture from the eyes as soon as the upper eye comes back up after an individual blink.

Learn more about Human Anatomy

Related Questions

  • Q:

    How big is a human eye?

    A:

    The average size of a human eye is 1 inch, roughly 2/3 the size of a ping pong ball, and weighs approximately 1/4 of an ounce. Size in adults varies little and is relatively uniform with an allowance for 2 to 3 millimeters.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    Why are people's eye colors different?

    A:

    Geneticists have not completely solved the riddle of eye color, but they do know that it is determined by genes inherited from parents. At least two genes are involved in eye color.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What is iritis of the eye?

    A:

    Iritis is an inflammation of the iris, according to WebMD. Possible causes of iritis include blunt trauma and both infectious and non-infectious diseases, including psoriasis, tuberculosis, inflammatory bowel disease and Lyme disease.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    Who invented the bionic eye?

    A:

    The bionic eye was invented by Dr. Mark Humayun, who, as of February 2015, is a professor at the Keck School of Medicine in Southern California. Dr. Humayun's bionic eye is called the Argus ocular implant and allows blind patients to regain their sight.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:

Explore