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Can oral antibiotics be used for meibomitis? What exactly is meibomitis?

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Dr. Beth Friedland
Ophthalmology
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In brief: Yes tear oil problem

Meibomitis is a chronic inflammation of the meibomian glands which produce oils preventing tear evaporation.
There may be a bacterial over infection component. The main use of Doxycycline is to change the chemistry in the meibomian gland oil secetions and not to act as an antibiotic.

In brief: Yes tear oil problem

Meibomitis is a chronic inflammation of the meibomian glands which produce oils preventing tear evaporation.
There may be a bacterial over infection component. The main use of Doxycycline is to change the chemistry in the meibomian gland oil secetions and not to act as an antibiotic.
Dr. Beth Friedland
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Dr. Matheson Harris
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Doxycycline

Ophthalmologists often prescribe Doxycycline for blepahritis with meibomitis.
It is used for its action in blocking matrix metalloproteinases, which are enzymes that cause changes in the eyelid tissue that make blepahritis worse.

In brief: Doxycycline

Ophthalmologists often prescribe Doxycycline for blepahritis with meibomitis.
It is used for its action in blocking matrix metalloproteinases, which are enzymes that cause changes in the eyelid tissue that make blepahritis worse.
Dr. Matheson Harris
Dr. Matheson Harris
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