Current research has found that 90% of Dry Eye Disease is caused by Meibomian Gland Dysfunction. The meibomian glands produce the oily, lipid layer of the tears. This outermost layer of your natural tears is what keeps them from evaporating. Here you can see the healthy glands which appear as white, worm like stripes on the upper and lower lids.
Here you can see that most of the healthy white wormlike structures are missing. Those missing glands is what causes dry eye in most patients. We have an in office procedure that is comfortable and soothing and, best of all, helps to revitalize these glands!
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