Meibomian gland


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Related to Meibomian gland: chalazion, blepharitis, Meibomian Gland Dysfunction
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Synonyms for Meibomian gland

a long sebaceous gland that lubricates the eyelids

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Seven patients presented with medium-sized meibomian gland tumour, detailed history of duration of onset of progression was taken.
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.
Effect of androgen deficiency on the human meibomian gland and ocular surface.
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.
Here, the nerve branches connected to the Meibomian gland nerve and affected by dry eye disease are located.
Additionally, the sharing of the same cellular receptor by small biologically active testosterone and high level of progesterone further aggravate the reduced pro-secretory activity of testosterone on meibomian glands (22,24).
US-based medical device company TearScience has cut the price of the single-use activators used with the company's LipiFlow treatment platform for Meibomian Gland Disease by 50%, the company said.
Lab tests show that the company's proprietary formulation of hypochlorous acid is effective in solution both at killing microbes and at neutralizing the bacterial enzymes and toxins that contribute to common eye conditions like blepharitis, meibomian gland dysfunction and associated dry eye.
Lens wear comfort levels improved significantly in the fish oil group as well and was associated with a significant increase in tear film stability and increase in tear film production and a reduction in the number of blocked meibomian gland ducts in the fish oil group.
3] Various risk factors for dry eye alluded to in literature include air pollution; cigarette smoking; low humidity; high temperature; sunlight exposure; drugs race; ethnicity; female sex; ocular conditions such as blepharitis, meibomian gland dysfunction, and conjunctival disease; presence of systemic conditions including connective tissue diseases, osteoporosis, diabetes mellitus, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), gout, and thyroid disorders; systemic cancer chemotherapy and medications such as isotretinoin, antidepressants, anxiolytics, b-blockers, diuretics; after corneal, retinal, or ocular oncologic surgery.
which makes treatments for meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD), has appointed a new president and CEO.
Posterior blepharitis was diagnosed by oil globules over meibomian gland orifices and oily and foamy tear film.
1) It can be divided into the posterior and anterior subtypes, the former being more common and associated with meibomian gland dysfunction.
Of the 100 million plus of dry eye sufferers worldwide, the leading cause (86 percent) is evaporative dry eye, which is caused by Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD) and a lipid deficiency of the eye's natural tear film.
The proposed mechanism of benefit involves fish oil's salutary effects on meibomian gland oils.