MGD has been known to be the leading cause of dry eyes. In fact, 86% of patients with dry eyes have Meibomian gland disease (MGD). MGD happens when the oil hardens and the gland's openings get clogged so less or no oil is able to pass through, thus resulting in the tear film evaporating too quickly. Due to this, MGD also connected with blepharitis.
How to treat MGD?
The current study from NCBI suggests the optimum temperature to heat the clogged glands safely is between 40 and 50 °C. Any temperatures above 50 °C should be avoided as high heat can cause injury to the skin of the eyelid, it increases the vulnerability to the corneal molding, and can contribute to the development of presbyopia and cataracts. The UNclog Heating Eye Mask features the ability to transfer heat to the meibomian glands within the targeted temperature and time. Melting the hardened substance within the glands will allow the natural oil to flow back onto the surface of the eye, thus relieving the discomfort.
I'd like to share our daily dry eye regime with you. This routine has enabled me to work in front of my computer again. Yay! Of course every eye is different, but I hope this will help your eyes too!
I use my mask once or twice a day for at least 20 minutes each time (the longer the better).
Why should you wait 20 minutes? It takes about 6 minutes for the heat to reach the glands and another 13 minutes minimum to soften the oil in the glands.
* Blink hard about 10 times after 20 minutes of heating. This will help stimulate the glands and will help to pump the bad oil out.
While working on getting the protective oil to flow, use some artificial tears regularly to relieve any discomfort.
* Roll your eyes around after using the eye drop. This will allow the drop to be distributed more evenly on the surface.
Clean your lids and lashes prior to using the UNclog Heating Eye Mask. (This is the perfect time to turn on your UNclog Mask and allow it to preheat.)
* Removal of the excessive oil produced by your eyelashes reduces the possibility of bacterial growth.
I hope you find this helpful. Let me know what you think! Leave a comment and share with us what works best for you. We look forward to hearing from you!