Cherie shares her experience with Meibomian Gland Probing at Beverly Hills Optometry: Advanced Dry Eye Center!
What is Meibomian Gland Probing (MGP)?
MGP is a procedure used to treat Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD), a common cause of dry eye disease and ocular surface disease. MGD occurs when the Meibomian glands, which are located within the eyelids and secrete an oily substance that helps to lubricate the eyes, become blocked or inflamed.
How is it performed?
During an office-based Meibomian Gland Probing procedure, a dry eye specialist will gently insert a small, specialized instrument into the opening of the Meibomian gland. The medical instrument is used to apply pressure to the gland, which helps to express any fibrotic tissue or blockages. This allows for better outflow of the oils and helps to improve the quality and quantity of the tears, which in turn can help to reduce dry eye symptoms and improve the health of the ocular surface.
How long does it take?
Meibomian gland probing can be performed on both the upper and lower eyelids. The procedure is usually well-tolerated and only takes about 30-40 minutes to perform. Some patients may experience temporary discomfort or a few drops of blood, but these side effects are usually mild and resolve quickly.
Overall, Meibomian gland probing can be an effective treatment option for patients with MGD-related dry eye disease and ocular surface disease.
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