meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD)

Testing at point of care for improved patient satisfaction, re-treatment ratesAfter spending a few months testing for dry eye and treating the tear film before doing preoperative measurements, the re-treatment rate dropped from 11% to 3%.
Potential benefits of oral antibiotics for MGD put into perspective
Targeting dry eye in glaucoma patients
Targeting dry eye in glaucoma patientsA poor ocular surface is a common condition in glaucoma patients due to the incidence of dry eye, age, and use of benzalkonium chloride (BAK). Poor compliance with glaucoma therapy can result. Use of point-of-care testing can help identify patients with a poor ocular surface and drive treatment decisions. Treatment options, including surgical, are discussed.
Why ODs should add meibography to their practices
Why ODs should add meibography to their practicesMeibomian gland imaging clearly has a role, yet most practitioners aren’t looking at meibomian glands at all.
Treating blepharitis in the pediatric populationWhen your pediatric patient presents with irritated, itchy eyelids with reddened lid margins, diagnosing blepharitis may be the easy part of patient care. Implementing a treatment regimen for patients who are infants, toddlers, or school-age children, requires optometrists to use not only their knowledge but their clinical art of practice as well.
ODs look to lid scrubs first for blepharitis treatmentIn a poll fielded on the Optometry Times website, we asked ODs what they used for first-line therapy for blepharitis patients.
Pros and cons of available MGD treatmentsWith the majority of treatments, both over-the-counter and prescription, focusing on tear supplements and the increase of the natural tear, there may not have been a shift in focus or thinking by most practitioners.
Hypochlorous acid eyelid wash reduces bacterial load
Hypochlorous acid eyelid wash reduces bacterial loadResearchers studied the magnitude of bacterial load reduction on the surface of the skin 20 minutes after application of saline containing 0.01% pure hypochlorous acid as the preservative to the skin below the lower eyelid.
Intense pulsed light shows therapeutic potential for MGD
Intense pulsed light shows therapeutic potential for MGDA series of treatments using intense pulsed light with optimal pulse technology may show potential in patients with meibomian gland dysfunction.
Vectored thermal pulsation delivers long-lasting MGD improvementFollow-up from a study enrolling 200 patients with meibomian gland dysfuction showed a single treatment with vectored thermal pulsation afforded improvements in symptoms and meibomian gland function.