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Meibomian Gland Dysfunction

Meibomian Gland Dysfunction is a very common eye problem not many people are aware of. Meibomian is a type of gland in the eyelid. There’s 25-40 meibomian glands in the upper lid and 20-30 in the bottom lid. They release oils onto the eyes surface to help prevent tears from evaporating. Meibomian Gland Dysfunction is the blockage of the glands so they can’t get enough oil onto the eye surface to keep the tears from evaporating, this can also lead to blepharitis. Eyeliner and makeup can clog these glands and increase the chance of having this problem. Symptoms of Meibomian Gland Dysfunction include red eyes, gritty feeling, itchy eyes, and blurry vision. An optometrist can diagnose you with Meibomian Gland Dysfunction with a simple test, applying pressure to the eyelid and observe the meibomian glands to see if there’s any clogging. Are you struggling with ery eye or symptoms similar to dry eye? You may have Meibomian Gland Dysfunction! Come and schedule an appointment with us today!

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