Meibomian gland dysfunction


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Meibomian gland dysfunction

A chronic eye disorder caused by Meibomian gland obstruction, resulting in reduced lipids in tears and rapid evaporation of tears, leading to dry eye.

Management
Ranges from lid margin hygiene, warming, massage and artificial tears in banal cases, to tetracyclines and topical steroids in severe cases.
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However, there were systemic conditions such as diabetes mellitus or local diseases such as pterygium, pingeucula or meibomian gland dysfunction in seronegative patient with dry eye.
sup][1] Many physiological conditions, such as meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD), lacrimal gland insufficiency, impairment of neuronal innervation, and even environmental stress can lead to dry eye disease with diverse clinical symptoms.
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1) It can be divided into the posterior and anterior subtypes, the former being more common and associated with meibomian gland dysfunction.
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Diagnosis was based on the presence of anterior blepharitis, meibomitis and/or meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD), recurrent chalazion, eyelid telangiectasia, punctate epitheliopathy, corneal infiltrates or neovascularization, particularly in the peripheral cornea.