We have discussed dry eyes in this format previously and discussed the many treatment options available.  This article will discuss a specific type of condition that can cause dry eyes and will also go into a new treatment option.  The condition is Meibomian Gland Dysfunction and the new treatment is MiBoFlo.


Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD) is a condition in which the meibomian glands that are at the base of the eyelashes which secrete the oil layer of the tear film are abnormal and not functioning properly.  The cause can either be due to blockage of the glands or due to inflammation of the gland to disrupt the normal function.  When these glands are not working properly the top oil layer of the tear film is irregular and your tears end up evaporating much quicker than they should.  This in turn will create dryness on the front surface of the eye and give you dry eye.


The classical treatment for MGD has been routine warm compresses/lid massage daily to keep the glands open and clean and to prevent inflammation from occurring.  The new treatment option we have called MiBoFlo works on that principle but in a more effective way.  The MiBoFlo is a machine that uses a controlled temperature mechanism to remove blocked secretions and promote healthy secretions by massaging the meibomian glands using a gentle probe.  The machine is designed to maximize and consistently give moist heat that a typical warm compress would give.  The benefit is that it is more efficient and has a better effect due to the same temperature and trained ability of the technician to clean out the glands. The test itself only lasts for a few minutes and the upper and lower eyelids are done.


We offer three sessions of treatment and a follow up visit with your doctor to see how much your MGD has improved and on which steps to take after that to treat your dry eyes.  If you have dry eyes or have had chronic issues of styes please call and schedule an exam to see one of our doctors to see if MiBoFlo is right for you (860) 233-2020.

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