Here’s What You Need to Know about Meibomian Gland Dysfunction
Meibomian Glands, which are located on the surface of the eyelids, produce oils that help prevent the evaporation of tears. Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD) occurs when these glands are blocked or clogged.
Some of the symptoms associated with MGD are redness, burning, and itchy eyes. A major tell-tell sign of MGD is a Chalazion. When the glands are clogged, a small growth on the eye surface may appear.
How do we address this “eyesore”? The bad news is there’s no cure for Meibomian Gland Dysfunction. The good news is we offer several painless in-office treatments.
Below several in-office therapies offered at Premier Eye Spa:
MiboThermo Heat Eye Massage: Soothing application of regulated heat with slight pressure helps to stimulate the release of oil from the Meibomian Glands to help restore the oil back to its normal consistency. Basically, a spa day!
Intense Pulse Light Therapy: Intense regulated light source is used to heat the meibum inside the glands to quickly melt away harden oil and clogs to help restore the gland structure and function. Also, reducing eyelid inflammatory markers and promotes collagen rejuvenation. Thus, improving the redness of the skin and tissue around the eye and face. Basically, a spa day!
Automatic Lid Cleaning and Rejuvenation. Automatic oscillating painless handpiece used to remove bacteria, debris, and scurf from the top and bottom lid margins. Regulating the level of bacteria on the eyelid helps to maintain the normal function of the meibomian glands. Basically, a spa day!
While MGD might put a damper on your lifestyle, it is treatable when you implement the appropriate treatments. There's not a one-size fit all type of thing. Discuss with your dry eye specialist all your options to have the healthy lids possible.
Visiting your optometrist doesn't have to be a scary experience. Remember eye care is self-care. Schedule a consultation to see if our in-office spa treatments are right for you.