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A 18-year-old female asked:

Trying to express meibomian glands with a q-tip after using warm compresss makes it more puffy (and i do it gentle)?

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Dr. Avi Bitton
Ophthalmology 43 years experience
Don't express: just gently rub the q-tip along the edge of your eyelid after about 10 minutes of warm (not hot!) compresses.
Last updated Jul 19, 2015


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