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What Is Meibomian Gland Probing?

A woman gently pulls down her bottom eyelid, indicating a red eye caused by dry eye syndrome.

Dry eye syndrome affects millions of people worldwide, causing discomfort and impacting quality of life. The meibomian glands, tiny oil-producing glands located in the eyelids, play a crucial role in maintaining eye health by secreting oils that prevent the evaporation of the eye’s tear film.  However, when these glands become blocked or dysfunctional, it can […]

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Eyelid Hygiene Tips: Keeping Your Eyes Healthy & Clean

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If you’ve ever had an itching and burning sensation in your eyes, it may have been a condition called “blepharitis.” This condition causes burning sensations, irritation, flaky skin, and more. While your optometrist can help treat your eye condition, prevention is often the easiest way to handle blepharitis. It helps to keep your eyes healthy […]

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Is Blepharitis Contagious?

A woman holding her left hand over her infected eye

If you have irritated eyelids, it can be a sign of blepharitis. The inflammation of the eyelids can feel uncomfortable and appear aggravated. If you have relatively healthy eyes and haven’t experienced blepharitis before, you may wonder if you contracted the condition from someone else. Blepharitis isn’t contagious; however, it does develop due to excess […]

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