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MGD Treatment Options

MGD Treatment

There are many MGD treatment options available now a days. MGD, or Meibomian Gland Dysfunction is the eye condition where the Meibomian glands, the small glands at the edges of the eyelids, do not release enough oil. This can lead to other irritating, and potentially painful, conditions such as Blepharitis and Dry Eye Syndrome.

Go to an eye doctor

There are several MGD treatment procedures that a qualified eye doctor can opt for. The first of these is gland probing. This is where the doctor uses an instrument to open and then delve into the Meibomian glands, helping to clear any blockages in them. This procedure should alleviate MGD in the majority of cases, and is indeed reported to be very effective.

An eye doctor might also prescribe some form of antibacterial eye drops or Cyclosporine eye drops, which while they work in some cases are a much less effective treatment.

However such procedures will often be costly for the patient or the health service, and require the doctor having time to fit the patient in for an appointment. This means that you might have to wait days, or even weeks, for the irritation or pain to be alleviated.

Take Omega 3 supplements

Some eye doctors recommend taking additional dietary supplements of Omega 3 for MGD treatment. This is because the fatty acids contained within Omega 3 may help alleviate future cases of MGD. There is some research to suggest that they might reduce the risk of inflammation of the Meibomian glands, and indeed might even make the oil in the glands runnier so that blockages do not occur.

However, this cannot by itself prevent MGD. Indeed, it is only recommended by doctors in conjunction with other MGD treatments, and only helps reduce the chance of future occurrences of MGD rather than alleviating it now.

Use EyeSoothe for MGD Treatment

Using EyeSootheEyesoothe is a warming product specifically designed to treat MGD and similar eye conditions. The mask is designed to warm the eyes, and retains heat for over ten minutes due to its specialist design.

Warming the eyes is a highly recommended treatment for problems in the Meibomian glands, and hence using this mask is a very effective way to treat MGD. Warming the eyes does this by changing the consistency of the oils produced by the glands. The heat very quickly makes the oils runnier. This means that the correct oil flow from these glands onto the eyeball is restored, and so the symptoms are reduced.

It also has another beneficial effect. Any blockages in the glands are likely caused by some of the oils solidifying in the entrance to a gland or the gland itself.  The heat melts such blockages and therefore reduces the MGD. For maximum effect, this should be done regularly (twice a day is recommended).

All of this is achieved for a relatively cheap price compared to what medical treatment might cost, and can be done as soon as the product arrives.