How to Treat Meibomian Gland Dysfunction

Posted by Coherent Market insights on March 9th, 2022

The failure of the glands involved in tear production to release an adequate supply of tears or tears with good stability causes dry eye symptoms. Dry eyes irritate the eyes constantly, especially after waking up after a night\'s sleep. It produces grittiness, burning, itching, a foreign body in the eye, and other unpleasant symptoms. If left untreated, dry eye can cause corneal damage and, in the worst-case scenario, visual loss.

A simple yet effective treatment for MGD is the use of a heat compress. Heat compresses have been shown in several studies to help enhance lipid layer density in tear film by at least 80% within 5 minutes of the first application. The lipid layer can be improved more sustainably with regular therapy.

The U.S. Meibomian gland dysfunction job is to squeeze little amounts of oil onto the eye\'s surface with each blink. Any issue with the gland will result in issues with oil secretion and, as a result, tear film stability. The Meibomian glands can be thought of as being quite similar to other oil glands on the skin. Overproduction, illness, or improper consistency, i.e. waxing up of the oil, can all cause them to get clogged.


The goal of Meibomian Gland Dysfunction treatment should be to restore a constant flow of good grade light oil. Warmth softens the waxy plugs in blocked glands, allowing them to be expressed through massage.

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