Probing to Treat Meibomian Gland Dysfunction

March 8, 2013

I have meibomian gland dysfunction- at the moment my glands are completely obstructed despite warm compresses, oral tetracyclines, restasis and azasite.

My symptoms started one and a half years ago, and I have had the above treatment for one year.

I am interested in getting meibomian gland probing. However, due to finances and my current location, it won’t be possible for a few months.

Would you say I am at risk of gland atrophy, and should act urgently, or would it be alright to wait some months until getting the probing?




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2 Responses to “Probing to Treat Meibomian Gland Dysfunction”

  • ari

    To respond further, mgd is a chronic disease that takes years to destroy the glands. i dont think a few months will make much of a difference.

  • Dr. Ari Weitzner

    There’s an excellent article – a bit dated but comprehensive – discussing treatment options for meibomian gland dysfunction.

    Check it out here: