Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD) refers to when tiny glands in the eyelid, known as meibomian glands, become blocked or clogged. These little glands are responsible for producing an oil that mixes with water and mucus to help lubricate the eye. When MGD occurs, the eye can burn and itch. MGD is the most common cause of dry eye.
Once diagnosed, Dr. Turk may choose to treat MGD with a lubricant, antibiotics, steroid eye drops, or heat and massage.