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Before learning about meibomian gland dysfunction, let’s know what the meibomian glands are?  Meibomian glands are tiny oil glands that are present along the edge of eyelids where eyelashes are found. They are present in both upper and lower eyelids. The name of this gland is named after the name of German doctor Heinrich Meibom, who studied it. This gland normally produces meibum or oil into tear film, forming an oily lipid layer of tear…

Contact lenses are thin, clear, plastic lenses that are placed on the surface of the eye so as to correct vision or for cosmetic purposes. Various research suggests that contact lens wearers engage in improper behavior increase the risk of serious eye infection.  Proper care and maintenance of contact lenses play an important role for an individual eye health status. So make sure to use them properly. If you don’t use them safely without proper…

Stye and chalazion are eyelid disorders causing sudden-onset localized swelling of the eyelid. Both of them are visible bumps that appear near the edge of the eyelid. Many people got confused between them since they both appear in the eyelids edge. But in fact, they are different from each other.  Initially, they both cause eyelid swelling, edema, hyperemia as well as pain too. But with time, symptoms of chalazion disappear leaving around painless swelling in…

Chalazion in eye is often a painless, non-infectious bump on the eyelids which mostly occur due to obstruction of ducts.  Our eyelids are provided structural support by tarsal plates. These plates consist of dense connective tissue and contain meibomian glands on both upper and lower eyelids. Meibomian glands secretes “meibum”, an oily substance that contributes to prevent evaporation of eye tear film. Sometimes; due to any infection or some other cause, the meibomian glands at…

Both Cataracts and Glaucoma are degenerative eye diseases but in fact, these two conditions do not associate with each other. These both are the most common sight-threatening conditions, mostly occurring as we grow older. These can often lead to permanent loss of vision. People over 60 years of age may have both.  These conditions lead to vision loss. However, vision loss due to cataract is reversible i.e. after surgery an individual may get vision and…

According to WHO, Health is defined as the state of complete physical, mental, and social well being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. The food that we consume in our everyday life determines our overall health condition.  For proper health conditions, one should be aware about their diet. Maintaining a balanced diet and healthy lifestyle always helps an individual to reduce the various problems and helps to achieve quality of life. Many…

Pterygium is a pinkish, triangular tissue growth that develops on the conjunctiva ( clear, thin, transparent tissue that covers the white portion of the eye called sclera) of the eye that extends towards the cornea. Cornea is a clear, transparent front portion of the eye. It is non cancerous and usually grows slowly with time. At some point, it may stop growing and start growing. With time, it can progress in such a way that…

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