Annals of Optometry and Contact Lens 2016;15(2):37-39.
Published online June 25, 2016.
Diagnosis and Management of Meibomian Gland Dysfunction
Jong Suk Song, Hyo Myung Kim
Department of Ophthalmology, Korea University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
Received: 26 May 2016   • Revised: 27 May 2016   • Accepted: 27 May 2016
Abstract
Prevalence of meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD) patients is high in South Korea and many of dry eye patients who seek medical services are associated with MGD. Therefore, we have to examine ocular surface and eyelid margin together in dry eye patients. MGD tends to progress. If the obstruction of excretory duct were untreated for long time, gland acini would result in atrophic change. Therefore, early diagnosis and treatment are necessary to open the obstruction of orifice and excretory duct before Meibomian glands become atrophic.
Key Words: Dry eye syndromes; Interferometry; Meibomian glands


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