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What is the proper way to express your mebomian glands on your eye lids?

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Dr. Darab Hormozi
Surgery - Plastics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Warm comresses and m

Using warm compresses ( as warm as you can tolerate ) on the eyelids falowed by gentle massage of the eyelids ( downward for the upper lids and upward for the lower lids ) would gently "milk the glands".
This can help to express the meibomian glands.

In brief: Warm comresses and m

Using warm compresses ( as warm as you can tolerate ) on the eyelids falowed by gentle massage of the eyelids ( downward for the upper lids and upward for the lower lids ) would gently "milk the glands".
This can help to express the meibomian glands.
Dr. Darab Hormozi
Dr. Darab Hormozi
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Dr. Amin Ashrafzadeh
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Heat and Massage

Best way is to place a warm compress at time of shower and then gently wash your lids with a little shampoo such that the index finger runs along the lashes.
That is sufficient mechanical stimulation that in time you turn over the contents of the meibomian glands.

In brief: Heat and Massage

Best way is to place a warm compress at time of shower and then gently wash your lids with a little shampoo such that the index finger runs along the lashes.
That is sufficient mechanical stimulation that in time you turn over the contents of the meibomian glands.
Dr. Amin Ashrafzadeh
Dr. Amin Ashrafzadeh
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