Dry Eye and MGD Treatment Options
Effectively treating dry eye symptoms has frustrated many patients and eye care professionals alike for many decades. This is in part due to an incorrect assumption that most dry eye was caused by a lack of tear production, and dry eye symptoms were the result of chronic inflammation of the eye surface. This assumption has focused dry eye care on suppressing dry eye symptoms through tear replacement and reduction of inflammation, rather than finding and treating the root cause of the problem. Essentially, most dry eye treatment options have has been limited to palliative symptom relief rather than resolving the cause of the symptoms itself. Fortunately, it is now known that the leading cause of dry eye for millions is Meibomian Gland Disease (MGD).