Meibomian Gland Dysfunction
Meibomian Gland DysfunctionMeibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD) is more common than we know. Many young adults are plagued with dry eyes due to MGD.
Meibomian Glands are the glands on our eyelids responsible for secreting just the right amount of oil into our tears. Sometimes, if our Meibomian glands get blocked or clogged up, there is insufficient oil in our tears and this results in abnormal tear composition and dry eyes. On the flip side, hyperactive Meibomian glands can lead to lid infections, recurrent chalazion and marginal keratitis (inflammation of the cornea).
Dry eyes due to MGD have especially good outcomes after treatment with IPL laser.