... I just read the post from Krstn in 3-2010 after finding this site. I too have severely damaged Meibomian glands after taking 3 rounds of Accutane in my mid-twenties. I have struggled with this problem for the past 8 years, going to different doctors and going through all kinds of treatments (warm compresses, eyelash scrubs, steroid drops, krill oil, fish oil, lutein,... (0 replies)
Last post was in 2011.
Are you still out there? I am going through the same thing so there must be hundreds of people affected by Accutane's toxicity.
I have spent so much money trying to find relief.
I even wished that I could get new eyelids for my damaged ones!
If anyone has any knowledge of helpful treatment, please answer me back. (0 replies)
... I have just been diagosed with Meibomian gland dysfunction. My eyes didn't hurt UNTIL I started the treatment! ... (50 replies)
... thank you everybody for the quick responses
mont - sorry i sounded like i was having a panic attack - I guess it came out a little stronger in writing! - its just very frustrating when i need to constantly study and my eyes hurt so much - for about a week, i came home to my apt and would take 3 hour naps - so i prob was depressed as well from this condition, but even when... (39 replies)
... seem to think it only exacerbated an underlying condition. I don't quite get it and I am beginning to think these Drs know very little. Even though I have some meibomian gland dysfunction, I know that I also have lacrimal dysfunction as well. Were you tested with a Schirmer's test for baseline tearing etc? ... (39 replies)
... Hey all,
I am 23 years old and was recently diagnosed with meibomian gland dysfunction (posterior blepharitis). I have been suffering since this past january and it has been hell. I had been wearing contacts for years, and for the past two years my eyes were really dry and sometimes my vision got blurry, but I just used rewetting drops because my routine opthalmologist... (39 replies)
... Anyway, if you have meibomian gland dysfunction, it means that you have evaporative dry eye. ... (32 replies)
... Is the only reason for their dysfunction that they are clogged up, because they don't look inflamed or red, could there be other reasons? ... (32 replies)
... It is inflammation of the Meibomian glands, also known as "meibomitis" as stated in the article found by Rianny. The two primary causes are either infection or an immune mediated response. ... (32 replies)
... I think at one time I did, but now it is meibomian gland dysfunction. ... (32 replies)
... available to treat meibomian gland dysfunction. ... (32 replies)
... My poor little 6 year old has already endured a lifetime of operations due to a blocked kidney and a heart murmur and now has blepharitis and meibomian gland dysfunction, he has already had 2 ops under general to excise the cysts and has another cyst appearing. ... (0 replies)
... I stopped the ointment and I haven't had a clogged gland since nor that pain. Can the ointment actually clog your glands? ... (50 replies)
... My eye doctor told me that the meibomian gland dysfuntion is caused by " the male hormone cell receptors not working properly". Does anyone know what the hell this means? ... (32 replies)
... hey im new to all this i mread yor blog that youve got rid ov bleph how did u do it? xxxlouisa,, really want this gone! x x x (50 replies)
... I've been through the mill with this. Even couldn't get a positive diagnosis from an eminient Opthalmologist.
Started out as D E Syndrome abt 5 yrs ago as an offshoot to Diabetes type 2.
My GP went thru a whole spectrum of drops before we settled on Cellufresh.
Over the past 2-3 yrs, the Meibomian Glands started to block with congealed oil (like hard butter). So I do the... (50 replies)
... I dont know if you still read these boards Jen, but I was wondering what dosage you were on for doxy? (50 replies)
... r just I got used to the dryness. But now, years have passed, and my eyes got drier. Doing some research I realized that maybe what the doctor thought I had was meibomian gland dysfunction. Since I've been doing the warm compresses and the cleansing, my eyes seem less dry. ... (10 replies)
... es and yes, it is a nightmare and I still dont wake up.. well I hav my condition 4 months. It began returning from a flight .. suddenly I saw the openings of the meibomian glands... and days later I says some kind of secretion... on the outsides... my doctor told me to make the compresses .. ... (50 replies)
... it each day, not for long periods and I always come home and wash it off. I'll probably have to stop doing that too. I can't see any oil being expressed out my meibomian glands when I squeeze them. I wonder if I'm not doing it right or hard enough? ... (50 replies)