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The International Workshop in Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD)

The international workshop in Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD) gave us the blueprint for success for diagnosis and management for MGD.  It has been defined as:  “a chronic, diffuse abnormality of the meibomian glands, commonly characterized by terminal duct obstruction and/or qualitative/ quantitative changes in the glandular secretion.

It may result in alteration of the tear film, symptoms of eye irritation, clinically apparent inflammation, and ocular surface disease.”

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Tracy Swartz
Consultative Optometrist in Private practice at Madison Eye Care Center in Madison, AL and Laser Eye Center in Huntsville, AL specializing in anterior segment.

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