Effectiveness of Intraductal Meibomian Gland Probing in Addition to the Conventional Treatment in Patients with Obstructive Meibomian Gland Dysfunction


INCEKALAN T. K. , HARBİYELİ İ. İ. , YAĞMUR M. , ERDEM E.

OCULAR IMMUNOLOGY AND INFLAMMATION, cilt.27, ss.1345-1351, 2019 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 27 Konu: 8
  • Basım Tarihi: 2019
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1080/09273948.2018.1522357
  • Dergi Adı: OCULAR IMMUNOLOGY AND INFLAMMATION
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.1345-1351

Özet

Purpose: To evaluate the effectiveness of intraductal meibomian gland probing in addition to conventional treatment for the management of obstructive meibomian gland dysfunction (O-MGD). Methods: Totally, 40 patients were divided into two groups to receive either conventional treatment alone (group 1: 40 eyes of 20 patients) or conventional treatment plus probing (group 2: 40 eyes of 20 patients). The ocular surface disease index score, Schirmer 1 test, tear film break-up time, Oxford grading of ocular surface, meibum expressibility, and quality scores were evaluated baseline and compared with the end of treatment (day 30 and day 90). Results: There was no significant difference in baseline scores between groups (All p > 0.05). All scores demonstrated significantly improvement from baseline in both group, and it was faster in group 2 (All p < 0.05). Conclusion: This study showed that intraductal meibomian gland probing seems to provide rapid symptom relief and clinical improvement for patients with O-MGD.