Dry Eye and MGD

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July 16, 2018

Dry Eye and MGD

Your dry eye burning, scratching and redness may actually be Meibomian Gland Dysfunction or MGD. This occurs when there is a disruption in the function and/or structure of the Meibomian glands. These glands, located in the eyelids, produce the protective oily (lipid) layer of the tear film. This oil protects the surface of the eye and prevents tears from evaporating.

Treating MGD with LipiFlow®

LipiFlow®, performed in your doctor’s office, removes blockages from the Meibomian glands, allowing them to properly function and produce the oils that make up the top protective lipid layer of the tear film. This 12-minute treatment gently massages the eyelids and is not painful. It uses sterile LipiFlow® Activators that safely and comfortably deliver a combination of heat to the inner lids and simultaneous therapeutic motion to the outer lids, removing blockages from the Meibomian glands. Once the gland blockages are removed, the glands can resume normal oil or lipid production. For full impact of the treatment, 6-8 weeks for normal gland function.

Schedule an appointment at Horizon Eye Care to see if this treatment will help your Dry Eye!

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