Meibomian gland dysfunction – clogged meibomian glands where natural lubricants cannot flow out to mix with tears to make it thicker.
The recommended regimen for this disorder is to:
- TheraLife Eye to revitalize tear secretion glands- inflammation of dry eye syndrome continuously shut down tear secretion glands. TheraLife Eye focuses on revitalizing the glands in order to stop this visious cycle.
- Hot compress- twice a day, 10 minutes each time
- Use Thermal Pulse System to melt away the clogging and open the glands. Glands may clog again in a few months
- Use Intense Light Pulse therapy via heat to open up the glands
- Use steroid drops to halt inflammation when the condition becomes severe.
Even with all the above procedures, the meibomian glands tend to accumulate dead epithelial cells around the eye lid, making it impossible for the natural lubricants to flow out.
Lid Margin Debridement – Scraping and cleaning meibomian glands
This new simple procedure uses a paddle to gently scrap along the eye lids to remove the epithelial cell debri, and open up the meibomian glands.
At ARVO meeting 2013, a small study by Drs. Caroline Blackie and Donald Korb was presented on lid margin debridement. At one month post-treatment, patients reported a significant improvement in dry eye symptoms and investigators observed an increase in the number of functional meibomian glands. This appears to be a promising development in Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD) therapy.
TheraLife Eye stops the viscous cycle of inflammation from dry eye which shuts down tear secretion glands, including meibomian glands. Get help from TheraLife today!