Meibomian Gland Dysfunction, or MGD, affects millions of people annually. It is the leading cause of Dry Eye Disease (DED), with an estimated 85% of all Dry Eye cases involving MGD. The condition is particularly prevalent among women over the age of 50. This is primarily attributed to the hormonal changes associated with menopause.
How Do Meibomian Glands Protect Your Eyes?
Meibomian glands are miniscule oil glands found in the borders of all 4 eyelids. The oil produced by these glands serves to coat the tear film water on the eye surface. This prevents the tears from undergoing rapid evaporation. The eye surface generally remains healthy because of the tear film that lubricates it. This film is composed of water, mucus and oil.Read More »What is Meibomian Gland Dysfunction?