Dry Eye Syndrome
Millions of individuals worldwide are affected by dry eye disease, which leads to pain, visual disturbances, and reduced productivity. Meibomian gland dysfunction, a significant contributor to dry eye, is characterized by chronic inflammation of the glands, thickening of meibum, blockage of ducts, and glandular atrophy. The treatment for meibomian gland dysfunction involves applying heat and pressure to the glands to stimulate meibum secretion. Despite self-treatments, not all patients experience long-lasting improvement, and adherence to treatment is often low. In-office thermal systems provide an alternative treatment option and can be a valuable addition for patients who do not respond to conventional therapies.