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    Study: Effect of dry eye products, warm compress for MGD therapy

    Functionality improved after 2 and 3 months of treatment compared with standard of care


    “The lid status improved markedly compared with baseline in the Systane group,” he said. “At month 3, 80.8% of eyes in the Systane group had no desquamated debris and collarettes, compared with 38.5% of eyes in the standard care group. The investigators observed desquamated debris on the epidermis in two eyes and eyelashes in six eyes and collarettes in 14 eyes in the standard care group.”

    Treatment with the dry eye products was particularly effective in alleviating desquamated debris and collarettes, he noted.

    Investigators concluded that the number of meibomian glands yielding liquid secretion increased with use of the dry eye products. Meibomian gland functionality was significantly better after 2 and 3 months of treatment with the products compared with the standard of care.


    Donald R. Korb, OD

    E: [email protected]

    This article was adapted from Dr. Finnemore’s presentation at the 2014 meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology. Dr. Finnemore was joined in this study by Teresa Douglass, AB, COT, Abayomi Ogundele, PharmD, and Donald R. Korb, OD. No author had a financial interest in any aspect of this report. Alcon Research Ltd. sponsored the study.


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