Nearly 86% of all dry eye cases are caused by meibomian gland dysfunction. Yet, many people with it, do not even realize that have it. And, a large portion of those who do, use at home remedies like warm compressions that give them little to no relief. Meibomian gland dysfunction occurs when the meibomian glands of the eyelids get clogged. As a result, they produce less oil when blinking. Although the typical treatment is to apply warm compresses to the eyelids. It is not enough to adequately treat the problem and restore normal functioning of meibomian glands.
Chronic dry eyes can affect anyone at any age. Chronic dry eyes, also known as dry eye syndrome, or Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca, is a disease that, over time, can decrease the eye’s ability to make and/or maintain healthy tears. Consequently, some activities may become difficult to perform. Things like, using a computer or reading for an extended period of time, can be somewhat difficult.