Meibomian gland

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meibomian gland

(Anatomy) any of the small sebaceous glands in the eyelid, beneath the conjunctiva
[C19: named after H. Meibom (1638–1700), German anatomist]
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Noun1.meibomian gland - a long sebaceous gland that lubricates the eyelidsMeibomian gland - a long sebaceous gland that lubricates the eyelids; "bacterial infection of a Meibomian gland produces a stye"
glandulae sebaceae, sebaceous follicle, sebaceous gland - a cutaneous gland that secretes sebum (usually into a hair follicle) for lubricating hair and skin
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Tenzel flap is a semi-circular skin and muscle rotational flap used for upper eyelid reconstruction [6,7,8] of defect created by excision of benign big meibomian gland tumour and trauma in our study.
As part of these management plans, I encourage supplementation with Omega 3 fatty acids, often as part of the early steps in the management and treatment of DED and meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD).
The meibomian gland is found in which part of the human body?
While typically we see dry eye in older patients, the amount of digital screen use is likely a contributing factor to more dry eye being observed in younger patients (taking this idea from TearScience discussion at recent American Academy of Ophthalmology conference about 11-year-olds with poor meibomian gland function).
Tenders are invited for purchase of thermal pulsation system for tratment of meibomian gland dysfuntion
Of these, there was systemic drug use in 5, diabetes mellitus in two and five, pterygium in 3 and meibomian gland dysfunction in 1).
Intraductal meibomian gland probing and intense pulsed light therapy have both been shown to improve ocular surface-related quality of life, although these treatments are relatively invasive and can rapidly become quite expensive for the patient.
10,11,12) Androgen deficiency may lead to meibomian gland dysfunction and evaporative dry eye syndrome.
This study aimed to clarify meibomian gland (MG) alterations in dry eye patients with different symptoms and to compare the findings using IVCM.
Specifically designed for treating dry eye diseases caused by Meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD), the technology behind the E-Eye offers long term relief for patients.
The researchers further point out that creams used around the eyes may have negative effects on the meibomian gland function and may be a contributing factor to dry eye disease.
We postulate that the hormonal imbalance during pregnancy affect meibomian gland earlier than the lacrimal gland.