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Dry Eye Syndrome and Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD)

Many millions of people have been diagnosed with dry eye. Most simply learn to live with eye discomfort and are dependent on lubricating drops or other treatments that only offer temporary relief. That’s because the root cause of nearly 90% of dry eye is caused by an underlying chronic and progressive condition, Meibomian gland dysfunction or MGD.

 Meibomian Gland Dysfunction causes dry eye

MGD occurs when there is a blockage or some other abnormality in function and/or structure of the Meibomian glands in the eyelids that produce the protective oily layer of the tear film. When these glands become blocked and no longer secrete enough oil, your tears evaporate too quickly, which results in irritation, discomfort and if not treated, gland dropout (total or partial loss of tissue).

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