Where are our tears made?

Tears are made in glands called Lachrymal glands. These are almond sized glands situated above each eye.

Each of them opens on to the surface of the eye-ball by six or more little ducts. It time we blink the eye, the water is spreed over it. This provides the moisture needed to keep the eyeball rotating properly.


Any extra water is collected in two little canals at the inner corner of the eye where the upper and lower eyelids join, and are carried away to the lachrymal sac near the nose.

The tear glands produce more water when they get stimulated by onion, ammonia or emotional situation. The eyes can not drain all this water and so this flows down on the cheeks as tears.