Meibomitis and meibomian gland disease
More than 60 percent of dry-eye sufferers have meibomian gland disease (MGD)! MGD is not cured by drops which explains why many patients still have dry eyes after using eye drops as eye drops don’t treat MGD. It’s well-accepted that meibomitis is characterized by abnormal meibum secretions, differing from normal secretions in viscosity and/or color as well as physical composition.
Hypersecretion of meibum or oil happens during infrequent blinking while using digital devices or reading. Infrequent blinking causes less lubrication across the eyes, thus stimulating Meibomian glands to produce excessive meibum, resulting in blockage of glands overtime. Read More.
This is inflammation of the eyelids, in which the eyelids become red, itchy and irritated. This is due to the overgrowth of bacteria along the lid margins. Read More.
Contact lens wear
Dry eye is a common complaint or adverse event experienced by contact lens users.
Refractive eye surgeries
Dry eye is the most common complaint or adverse event after LASIK.
Hormonal deficiencies or changes
Thyroid conditions and hormonal changes during menopause are also the common factors that are associated with dry eyes.