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Arch Soc Esp Oftalmol. 2015 Feb;90(2):76-80. doi: 10.1016/j.oftal.2014.04.014. Epub 2014 Jul 5.

[Intraductal meibomian gland probing for the treatment of blepharitis].

[Article in Spanish]

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1
Centro Oftalmológico Interlomas, Universidad Anáhuac, Ciudad de México, México. Electronic address: sfermon@yahoo.com.
2
Centro Oftalmológico Interlomas, Universidad Anáhuac, Ciudad de México, México.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To describe the results of the meibomian gland probing as a treatment of severe posterior blepharitis.

METHODS:

Prospective, longitudinal study of patients with signs and symptoms of severe posterior blepharitis, who were treated with meibomian gland probing in Centro Oftalmológico Interlomas (CENOFI). A total of 16 patients were included, 62.5% female and 32.5% male, diagnosed with severe posterior blepharitis. Treatment was performed in one eye. The time of rupture of the tear film was evaluated, using a subjective scale of 0-10 photophobia, the improvement in pain and visual acuity was measured before the procedure, and at one week and 6 months after.

RESULTS:

All the patients showed a statistically significant improvement in all 4 variables al 6 months. There were no complications.

DISCUSSION:

The dysfunction of the meibomian glands is a common reason for ophthalmology consulting. The study describes the results obtained by performing an intraductal survey, which was shown to be safe and effective in 100% of the sample.

CONCLUSIONS:

It can be concluded from this study that meibomian gland probing is an effective and promising treatment for blepharitis resistant to conservative treatment.

KEYWORDS:

Blefaritis; Blepharitis; Cannulas; Canula; Gland; Glándula; Meibomian; Meibomio; Probing; Sondeo; Tratamiento; Treatment

PMID:
25001110
DOI:
10.1016/j.oftal.2014.04.014
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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