Meibomian gland disease

William D. Mathers

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Meibomian glands secrete remarkably diverse components comprising the lipid layer of the tear film. Proper functioning of the glands minimizes evaporation from the tear film. A number of factors may contribute to dysfunction of meibomian glands, often leading to dry eye disease and its characteristic ocular surface inflammation. This chapter reviews the normal anatomy and function of meibomian glands, then considers causes of their dysfunction, the impact of dysfunction on the tear film and ocular surfaces, and treatments for meibomian gland dysfunction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationDry Eye and Ocular Surface Disorders
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages21
ISBN (Electronic)9780849378201
ISBN (Print)9780824747022
StatePublished - Jan 1 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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