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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Differences in subjective symptoms and findings at the eyelid margin (meibomian gland blockage, eyelash contamination, lid margin foam, and decreased meibum secretion) were tested for statistical significance using the Mann--Whitney U test.
Marginal entropion describes a situation in which there is not significant inversion of the eyelid, but the mucocutaneous junction advances anteriorally to the meibomian gland orifices, which results in the misdirection of the lashes.
They can be observed in a meibomian gland orifice, lacrimal punctum, conjunctiva, or the skin of the eyelid.
Due to their location within the eyelash follicles and meibomian glands, Demodex infestation often manifests as chronic blepharitis and meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD).
Authors of the paper "Evaluation of Monocular Treatment for Meibomian Gland Dysfunction with an Automated Thermodynamic System in Elderly Chinese Patients: A Contralateral Eye Study" present a prospective, examiner-masked, contralateral eye clinical trial on the safety and efficacy of monocular treatment for elderly Chinese patients with meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD) with an automated thermodynamic system (LipiFLow).
10 eyes with meibomian gland disease were treated with only Doxycyxline 100 mg twice daily for 3 weeks and then at follow up the dose was titrated depending on the response.
The findings on light microscopy of the eyelids in pachydermoperiostosis are thickening and sclerosis of the connective tissue between the orbicularis oculi muscle and the tarsal plate as well as a thickened tarsal plate due to meibomian gland hyperplasia and epidermalization of the conjunctival epithelium.
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).
Avenova is designed for removal of the microorganisms and debris that contribute to conditions such as meibomian gland dysfunction, dry eye and blepharitis.
Distributed by Positive Impact, DemEx is designed to control demodex blepharitis, ocular rosacea and seborrheic blepharitis, as well as meibomian gland conditions.
Sales of Avenova, an eye care product designed for removal of the microorganisms and debris that contribute to conditions such as meibomian gland dysfunction, dry eye and blepharitis, amounted to USD1.6m for the second quarter of 2019.