MGD (Dry Eye) Treatment Guide – How to Treat Meibomian Gland Dysfunction

Learn about meibomian gland dysfunction treatment strategies and dry eye syndrome! Learn more about dry eye treatment here:

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⚡ For Meibomian Gland Dysfunction Home Therapy ⚡
— Warm Compresses for eyes
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After an eyelid warm compress, many eye doctors recommend doing an eyelid massage to encourage the oil glands to release the now melted oils. Learn how to perform a gentle eyelid massage here:

Learn more about the Nulids Device here:

⚡ Procedures offered through some eye clinics ⚡
– Meibomian gland expression
– Meibomian gland probing

Lipiflow dry eye treatment: (Coming soon)
iLUX Treatment:
Intense Pulsed Light – IPL treatment (coming soon)

Prescription medications used for treating the Meibomian Glands
**Ask your doctor for further info**
– Topical Eye Drop Cyclosporin A (Brand names Restasis and Cequa)
– Topical Eye Drop Azithromycin (Brand name Azasite)
– Oral Doxycycline

Omega 3 fatty acids: Many studies suggest omega 3s can help with Meibomian gland dysfunction and dry eye symptoms in general. However, there are also studies that show no benefit. Despite the mix of study results, many dry eye specialists do recommend improving the diet and omega 3 supplements for dry eye and overall eye health (good for the retina as well).
Learn more about Omega 3s in this video here:

Note: Dry eye syndrome can be complicated by other forms of ocular surface disease and it is always best to consult with your local eye care professional if you are experiencing any eye pain or vision changes.

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About this video: So what is meibomian gland dysfunction? In this video I share different strategies for mgd eye treatment that are often recommended for people struggling with evaporative dry eye. If you are looking for mgd treatment at home or looking into other medical treatments for dry eye, then this video may help you. If you are struggling with severe meibomian gland disease then it is important to follow up with a specialist in either optometry or ophthalmology that is trained in dry eye syndrome management.

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