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New Treatment Pairs with BlephEx to Help Restore MG Function

“OptiVize,” as the company calls it, is indicated for monthly use immediately following blepharoexfoliation until meibum health improves.
May 1, 2024

Three Weeks of Azithromycin May Benefit MGD

A recent study demonstrates that this once-a-week course is as effective as six weeks of daily oral doxycycline but with fewer adverse effects.
December 27, 2023

New RF Device Performs Both MGD and Aesthetic Lid Procedures

Patients should see improvement after four 12-minute sessions, Lumenis reports.
November 16, 2023

Bruder Launches Portable, Single-use Heat Mask for Dry Eye

The compress warms up once exposed to the air, no microwave required.
October 25, 2023

Demodex Not Linked to MGD, DED in Patients Over 60

One possible explanation is that this age group’s increased prevalence and severity of mite infestation could have a desensitizing effect on the ocular surface over time, researchers suggest.
October 4, 2023

Academy of Ophthalmology Gives Qualified Support for Thermal Pulsation for MGD, Dry Eye

Nine of 11 studies in a new literature review reported that the treatment’s clinical benefit was superior to conventional methods, but industry involvement should give pause.
August 31, 2023

Intense Pulsed Light Improved by Combination Therapy

In conjunction with disposable heated eye mask use during the procedure, patients experienced greater symptom relief in a recent study.
August 18, 2023

Topical Antibiotics Better Tolerated for Meibomian Gland Dysfunction

Patients reported less pain and had fewer side effects than those on oral therapy.
August 10, 2023

Common Acne Treatment Leads to Tear Dysfunction

Isotretinoin was found to alter meibomian gland morphology, causing lipid abnormalities.
June 15, 2023

Macrolides Safer, More Effective, than Tetracyclines for MGD

A meta-analysis demonstrated that both meds induced improvement in signs and symptoms.
May 10, 2023