Oil glands withing the eyelid whose duct opens onto the eyelid. Secretions supply the outer portion of the tear film, preventing rapid tear evaporation.
These glands can be visualized using IR technique to determine if there is meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD).
|note thickened eyelid|
If video fails to load, use this link: Transillumination meibography
|This probe was created at The University of Iowa's machine shop and is not commercially available. A more recently designed probe was described in 2007 Yokoi, et al.*|
*Yokoi N, Komuro A, Yamada H, Maruyama K, Kinoshita S. A newly developed video-meibography system featuring a newly designed probe. Jpn J Ophthalmol. 2007;51(1):53-6. PubMed PMID: 17295142. doi: 10.1007/s10384-006-0397-y