MGD

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.
12/27/2023

New RF Device Performs Both MGD and Aesthetic Lid Procedures

Patients should see improvement after four 12-minute sessions, Lumenis reports.
11/16/2023

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

The compress warms up once exposed to the air, no microwave required.
10/25/2023

The Evolution of IPL

From units to bottles, there’s been a big change in how this alternative treatment has been used and designed.
10/11/2023

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.
10/04/2023

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.
08/31/2023

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.
08/18/2023

Topical Antibiotics Better Tolerated for Meibomian Gland Dysfunction

Patients reported less pain and had fewer side effects than those on oral therapy.
08/10/2023

Common Acne Treatment Leads to Tear Dysfunction

Isotretinoin was found to alter meibomian gland morphology, causing lipid abnormalities.
06/15/2023

Macrolides Safer, More Effective, than Tetracyclines for MGD

A meta-analysis demonstrated that both meds induced improvement in signs and symptoms.
05/10/2023

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