MENOPAUSE AND DRY EYE


MENOPAUSE  AND DRY EYE
The exact role menopause plays in the development of dry eye is not well understood  but it is thought that the hormonal changes in women – particularly, decreasing levels of estrogen – can cause thickening of the oils secreted by the meibomian glands, which results in blockages. These blockages in turn can lead to drop out of the meibomian glands.  The blockages or loss of meibum will decrease the oily outer layer of the tears which is what contributes to increased evaporation and dry eye symptoms.  Our in office treatment with the Mibo Thermoflo can liquefy the meibum in as little as three sessions.