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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