Meibomian glandular dysfunction
Standard treatment involves:
These treatments will usually reduce symptoms.
Your health care provider may prescribe an antibiotic ointment to be applied to the lid edge.
Other treatments may include:
Any general skin condition such as acne or rosacea may also require treatment.
Meibomianitis is not a vision-threatening condition. However, it may be a chronic and recurring cause of eye irritation. Many people find the treatments frustrating because results are not often immediate. Treatment, however, will often help reduce symptoms.
Call your health care provider if treatment does not lead to improvement or if styes develop.
Foster CS. The eye in skin and mucous membrane disorders. In: Tasman W, Jaeger EA, eds. Duane’s Ophthalmology. 15th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2009:chap 27.
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