Meibomian Gland Probing (MGP) is a procedure aimed at treating dry eye by addressing issues with the meibomian glands, which are tiny glands in the eyelids that produce oil. These oils help keep the surface of the eye lubricated and prevent tears from evaporating too quickly. When these glands become blocked or dysfunctional, it can lead to dry eye symptoms.
Symptoms of meibomian gland dysfunction include:
Grittiness or feeling like something is in the eye
Eye irritation or discomfort, especially in windy or dry conditions
Excessive tearing as the eyes try to compensate for dryness
Meibomian Gland Probing (MGP) can offer several benefits for individuals suffering from dry eye due to meibomian gland dysfunction:
Relief from Dry Eye Symptoms: By unclogging blocked meibomian glands, MGP helps restore the natural flow of oils onto the surface of the eye, alleviating dryness and discomfort.
Improved Tear Film Quality: Clearing blockages in the meibomian glands allows for better-quality tears, which can enhance overall eye comfort and vision clarity.
Long-lasting Results: MGP can provide long-term relief from dry eye symptoms, helping individuals enjoy improved eye health and comfort over time.
If you're experiencing symptoms of dry eye or meibomian gland dysfunction and want to explore treatment options, contact Offen Eye Associates in Westfield. Our team of eye care professionals can provide personalized recommendations and discuss how Meibomian Gland Probing (MGP) or other treatments may benefit you. Don't let dry eye symptoms affect your daily life – reach out today to schedule a consultation.