meibomianitis

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meibomianitis

[mī‚bō·mē·ə′nīd·əs]
(medicine)
Inflammation of the tarsal glands.
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Meibomitis is inflammation of the meibomian glands that is a precursor to meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD), which is a cause of evaporative dry eye and is associated with ocular rosacea.
Recent reports suggest that the Demodex mite is a contributing factor to meibomian gland dysfunction, meibomitis, blepharitis, and other eyelid irritations.
For meibomitis (posterior blepharitis), hot compresses or commercial units like the 'Eye Bag' help to soften the inspissated oils within the meibomian glands.