MGD

Pearls from BCLA 2017: CLIDE and blepharitis
Pearls from BCLA 2017: CLIDE and blepharitisThe British Contact Lens Association (BCLA) celebrated its 40th birthday June 9-11 at its 2017 clinical conference and exhibition in Liverpool, UK. Optometry Times was there to hear the latest and live tweet from the meeting.
Understanding the link between MGD and OSDMeibomian gland dysfunction (MGD) may be misdiagnosed. While MGD is one of the most common chronic ocular conditions, diagnosing MGD isn’t as simple as it seems.
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.
How digital device usage is affecting youthThe time we are spending on digital devices is on the rise, and it’s unlikely to slow down any time soon. With more and more apps, games, and social media options, we have all become more dependent on smartphones, tablets, and other electronic devices.
Portable device offers rapid high-definition meibomian gland imaging
Portable device offers rapid high-definition meibomian gland imagingA new compact, portable device for rapid, high-definition meibomian gland imaging (LipiScan, TearScience) is an efficient screening tool for patients with complaints of dry eye and/or candidates for surgical procedures in which pre-existing dry eye could affect outcomes.
Don’t be afraid of steroidsRon Melton, OD, FAAO, and Randall Thomas, OD, MPH, FAAO, discussed common practices for treating dry eye, meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD), and blepharitis at the American Optometric Association (AOA) annual meeting. Here are a few medical management pearls from their discussion.
How sleep patterns may affect MGD, dry eye
How sleep patterns may affect MGD, dry eyeThere may be a correlation between a person’s preferred sleep position and the health of his or her meibomian glands, said David Alevi, MD. Speaking at ASCRS 2016, Dr. Alevi said meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD) is thought to be a leading cause of dry eye, and often presents with similar symptoms.
How punctal plugs may influence tear osmolarity and aid in dry eye therapiesTear osmolarity decreases with punctal plug insertion and serves as a leading indicator of therapeutic efficacy in dry eye disease.
When old, new technologies converge for dry eye diagnosisPhysicians should take a multipronged approach to dry eye disease, especially in its diagnosis, advises David B. Glasser, MD.
In-office MGD treatments may provide relief but lack formal studiesSurgeons have several in-office treatments available for meibomian gland dysfunction, but there are not many studies to show the long-term effectiveness.