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What Is Meibomian Gland Dysfunction?

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?”

Study Suggests Dry Eye Affects More Than Just the Eyes

People with dry eye report an overall lower quality of life and have difficulty performing everyday tasks, according to a new study. The group of over 1,000 dry eye patients also had higher levels of anxiety and depression, as well as worse overall health than the control group.

The team at Ophthalmic Consultants of Connecticut understands how frustrating and difficult it can be to deal with dry eye. In this post, we discuss some of the ways that dry eye can affect your health and quality of life. Continue reading “Study Suggests Dry Eye Affects More Than Just the Eyes”