Part 3 of our series on Dry Eye!
MGD and blepha- what? Learn more about sub-types of dry eye.
Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD) occurs when the meibomian glands, which secrete the oily top layer of the tear film, become less functional or stop functioning all together. Blepharitis occurs when there is an overgrowth of the normal bacteria along the base of the eyelashes. The first image shows some full and happy bands of meibomian glands and the second image shows some nice clean and clear eyelashes. Wonder what your eyes look like up close?
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