Symptoms of MGD

Many people with meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD) are completely unaware that they have any issue, while others have one or more of the symptoms below:
  • Dry eye
  • Burning
  • Irritation
  • Stinging
  • Itching
  • Red eyes
  • Gritty feeling
  • Foreign body sensation (as if a grain of sand, or an eyelash is in your eye)
  • Blurred, or fluctuating vision
  • Light sensitivity
  • Tearing
  • Red, swollen, or thickened eyelids
  • Dilated small blood vessels on the eyelid margins and/or overlying the white of the eye
  • "Dandruff" in your eyelashes
  • Contact lens intolerance
  • Styes, chalazia and/or cellulitis involving your eyelid(s)
  • Corneal erosions, infiltrates and ulcers resulting in scarring and, potentially, loss of vision