Meibomian Gland Dysfunction and
Dry Eye Treatment
At our clinic in Logan Central, we treat some patients who are suffering from Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD) and dry eye symptoms with Blephasteam®. These dry eye symptoms may include eye irritation, a gritty or burning sensation, and / or foreign body sensation (the feeling that something is in your eye).
Blephasteam® is the first eyelid warming device (goggles) which deliver a latent moist heat therapy for people with MGD. Some patients with MGD may be used to using warm compresses. The Blephasteam® goggles offer a significant advantage; they provide a consistent temperature that is safe for eyelids, yet warm enough to melt meibomian gland secretions and obstructions.
This treatment is convenient and allows patient to have clear vision throughout the whole process, allowing them to read a book or watch TV during treatment while their eye lid glands return to a more normal lipid secretion. We usually follow the Blephasteam® treatment with manually expressing the meibomian glands.
MGD is the abnormal function of the meibomian glands. The primary
function of the meibomian glands is to secrete the lipid layer of the
tear film. MGD is a common cause of dry eye disease, which is often a
precursor to ocular disorders such as blepharitis, styes, chalazia,
ocular rosacea, and meibomitis. MGD is one of the most common eye
abnormalities that we treat. Staying on top of this treatment prevents
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms it is important to go see your local optometrist. If you would like to find out if Blephasteam® is right for you, please call us today.
For more information on dry eye please see our page on Dry Eye.
To schedule an exam, please visit our page: Comprehensive Eye Examination.