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Not all MGD is dry eye

Posted by australiandryeye on May 2, 2017 at 11:15 PM

"The prevalence of asymptomatic MGD is likely higher than we all realize. If we can find MGD and treat the anatomy early, we can save functioning glands and put the patient in a better position to have a healthier tear film long term. Regrettably, a recent survey of practitioners showed that only 30% routinely screen for MGD. Furthermore, work from our own group at Duke is showing that a large percentage of patients coming in for preoperative evaluation have underlying dry eye and MGD.

Screening is now the practice of the leading few, not the majority. I can only hope we recognize as a whole that screening is critical."

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