Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD

Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD) is a common eye condition characterized by the dysfunction or blockage of the meibomian glands, which are located along the eyelid margins. These glands play a crucial role in producing the oily component of the tear film, known as meibum, which helps prevent rapid evaporation of tears and maintains the stability of the tear film on the eye's surface.

​​​​​​​Common symptoms of MGD include dry eyes, irritation, redness, a gritty or sandy sensation in the eyes and blurred vision. These symptoms are often more pronounced during prolonged periods of visual tasks involving device screen time. Management of MGD aims to improve the function of the meibomian glands and alleviate symptoms. Treatment options may include warm compresses, lid hygiene, artificial tears, and in some cases, more advanced interventions such as LipiFlow (thermal pulsation therapy) to clear gland blockages.

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