Preventing MGD Is A Matter Of Good Hygiene
Ongoing MGD prevention is achieved by taking routine care of our lids with basic hygiene practices. We regularly wash our face, shower, brush our teeth and wash our hands, but, unfortunately, most of us do not take the same care of our eyelids. Our modern lifestyle contributes to infrequent blinking, which impairs meibomian gland function and leads to MGD. MGD is so common that eye care professionals around the world now recognize it as the leading cause of dry eye and ocular discomfort. Caring for our lids on a regular basis, as children and adults, can go a long way to preventing MGD. In many cases, good lid hygiene is the first line of defense against MGD.