meibomitis


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mei·bo·mi·tis

, meibomianitis (mī'bō-mī'tis, mī-bō'mē-ă-nī'tis),
Inflammation of the meibomian glands.

mei·bo·mi·tis

, meibomianitis (mī'bō-mī'tis, -mē-ă-nī'tis)
Inflammation of the meibomian glands.

meibomitis

, meibomianitis (mi?bo-mit'is) (mi-bo?me-a-nit'is)
Inflammation of the meibomian glands.
Synonym: adenophthalmia

meibomianitis

Inflammation of the meibomian glands. It is believed not to be a primary bacterial disease. It is characterized by the presence of a white, frothy secretion or 'foam' on the eyelid margin. The posterior lid margin is hyperaemic and the meibomian gland orifices are obstructed. Meibomianitis is often associated with blepharitis and conjunctivitis. Symptoms include mild itching of the lids and occasionally blurred vision due to the oily secretion spreading over the cornea. This condition may also result from hard contact lens wear. Management of this disease consists of tarsal massage and removal of the secretion with a moist cotton-tipped applicator and antibiotic medication (e.g. tetracycline, erythromycin). Syn. meibomitis. See marginal blepharitis; posterior blepharitis; meibomian glands; internal hordeolum.
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Eyelid margin biomicroscopy demonstrated regression of meibomitis signs as well as disappearance of chemosis of bulbar conjunctiva and fornix conjunctiva inferior.
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In their retrospective analysis of 24 cases of ocular rosacea, Muftuoglu and Akova observed meibomitis in all eyes, blepharitis in 83%, punctate keratopathy in 67%, chalazion and corneal neovascularization in 50% and peripheral corneal infiltrates in 16.
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Normal microbial flora of eyelid and conjunctiva work as a protective factor and any change of this flora of Eyelid and conjunctiva may result in local infections like blepheritis, meibomitis, dry eye etc.
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For meibomitis (posterior blepharitis), hot compresses or commercial units like the 'Eye Bag' help to soften the inspissated oils within the meibomian glands.
8) DRY EYE SEVERITY LEVELS 1 * Education and Environmental/ Dietary modifications * Elimination of offending systemic medications * Artificial tear substitutes, gels/ ointments * Eye lid therapy 2 If Level 1 treatments are inadequate, add: * Anti-inflammatories * Tetracyclines (for meibomitis, acne rosacea) * Punctal plugs * Secretogogues * Moisture chamber spectacles 3 If Level 2 treatments are inadequate, add: * Autologous Serum * Contact lenses * Permanent punctal occlusion 4 * If Level 3 treatments are inadequate, add: * Systemic anti-inflammatory agents * Surgery (lid surgery, tarsorrhaphy; mucus membrane, salivary gland, amniotic membrane transplantation)
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