Meibomian glands are responsible for secreting oils onto the surface of the eye that keeps the tears from evaporating too quickly. Without these oils secreted by the Meibomian glands, the eye dries out and become irritated.
Meibomian gland expression is a proven effective therapy for MGD (Meibomian Gland Dysfunction). It can reduce the symptoms and improve signs of MGD. Meibomian gland expression is one of the most common procedures for MGD where you deal directly with the clogging and blockage of the glands. The procedure for meibomian gland expression involves warming up the eye lid than applying pressure to the eyelids with a special device to express the glands and squeeze out the oils.
The TearCare® System is designed for administering targeted heat therapy to adult patients experiencing evaporative dry eye disease resulting from meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD), when used alongside the manual expression of the meibomian glands.
If you feel you suffer from dry eyes contact our office today for our dry eye protocol exam to see if you’re a good candidate!