Hundreds of millions of people around the world suffer from dry eye syndrome, a condition that can cause red, itchy eyes, sensitivity to light, and other uncomfortable symptoms. Most of these people are affected by a chronic, progressive condition called meibomian gland dysfunction. The meibomian glands are tiny glands in the eyelids that produce the lipid, or oily, layer of the tear film. When these glands become blocked, clogged or otherwise malfunction, it can have a ripple effect that may compromise the health and function of the eyes.
Take a moment to learn more about meibomian gland dysfunction from the board-certified ophthalmologists at Ophthalmic Consultants of Connecticut. Continue reading “What Is Meibomian Gland Dysfunction?”