The New Dry Eye Syndrome

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Many of you have heard of Dry Eye Syndrome however did you know that the main cause of dry eye is Meibomian Gland Dysfunction? An amazing 86% of people with dry eye syndrome also have MGD. How do you know if you have MGD? That’s a great question. At Cleveland Eye Clinic, we are able to evaluate the meibomian glands under the microscope, as well as, take a picture of them and measure their function.

Meibomian Glands line your eye lids and are responsible for secreting oil call meibum. Meibum lubricates the eye and prevents the tear film from evaporating between blinks. Over time, the glands can become blocked or clogged which could lead to decompensation of the gland structure.

Below are pictures of the glands (figure 1.) and quantifying the function (figure 2.)

Dry Eye
Figure 1
Figure 2

Good News! MGD is treatable. In-office heat treatments, as well as at home heat therapy and supplements are effective to improve the gland function. Call for an appointment to see Dr. Chester and discuss which may be best for you. 440-526-1974

By Jill Pullman C.O.T.

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36505 Detroit Road
Avon, Ohio 4401

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Bedford OH, 44146

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Elyria, Ohio 44035

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