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What Is Meibomian Gland Expression?

Meibomian Gland Expression is a procedure performed to cure MGD (Meibomian Gland Dysfunction) - a condition where the glands are not secreting enough oil or secreting oil that is of poor quality. There are about 25 to 40 Meibomian glands in the upper eyelid and 20 to 30 in the lower eyelid. The function of these glands is to secrete oils onto the surface of the eye which help to keep the tears from evaporating too quickly, causing dry eyes.

 

What Causes MGD?

Meibomian Gland Dysfunction is usually found in adults over 45 years of age. It has many causes, from environmental stress, hormones, and certain medicines to the use of contact lenses and cosmetic products. 

 

How Is It Performed?

A nurse will unblock the small obstructions and fibrosis that are causing your MGD with a paddle, rolling forceps or other forceps, applying gentle pressure to the eyelids to promote the secretion of Meibum (an essential oil) from your glands to your eyes. 

 

 

Pricing
Standard £40.00 per session (Multiple may be required)
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