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Meibomian gland

[mī′bō·mē·ən ′gland]
(anatomy)
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Tenzel flap is a semi-circular skin and muscle rotational flap used for upper eyelid reconstruction [6,7,8] of defect created by excision of benign big meibomian gland tumour and trauma in our study.
The outermost or surface layer of tear film is the oil layer and is produced by glands on the edge of your eyelids called the meibomian glands.
However, there were systemic conditions such as diabetes mellitus or local diseases such as pterygium, pingeucula or meibomian gland dysfunction in seronegative patient with dry eye.
10,11,12,13,14) Meibomian glands are a target organ of androgen hormones, which have been shown to regulate gene expression and lipid synthesis in these tissues.
sup][1] Many physiological conditions, such as meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD), lacrimal gland insufficiency, impairment of neuronal innervation, and even environmental stress can lead to dry eye disease with diverse clinical symptoms.
Here, the nerve branches connected to the Meibomian gland nerve and affected by dry eye disease are located.
The researchers further point out that creams used around the eyes may have negative effects on the meibomian gland function and may be a contributing factor to dry eye disease.
Salmon, tuna, herring, mackerel, and other cold-water fish are rich in omega-3 fatty acids and can help reduce inflammation, enhance tear production, and support the eye's oily outer layer by increasing oil that flows from the glands at the end of the eyelids (called the meibomian glands).
Isotretinoin, which is used to treat acne, also can cause dry eye, as can incomplete blinking or dysfunction in the meibomian glands, which is where tear lipids are produced.
And research has shown that for optimal functioning of meibomian glands, a delicate balance between pro secretory (testosterone) and anti-secretory hormones (estrogen) must be actively protected (21,22).
US-based medical device company TearScience has cut the price of the single-use activators used with the company's LipiFlow treatment platform for Meibomian Gland Disease by 50%, the company said.
Lab tests show that the company's proprietary formulation of hypochlorous acid is effective in solution both at killing microbes and at neutralizing the bacterial enzymes and toxins that contribute to common eye conditions like blepharitis, meibomian gland dysfunction and associated dry eye.