Meibomian Gland Morphology in Japanese Infants, Children, and Adults Observed Using a Mobile Pen-shaped Infrared Meibography Device – Corrected Proof

Purpose: To compare meibomian gland morphology between children and adults.Design: Cross-sectional, observational case series.Methods: In an institutional setting, healthy pediatric (n = 78, 30 boys, 48 girls; mean age ± standard deviation, 4.1 ± 3.4 years; range 1 month - 12 years) and adult (n = 25, 11 men, 14 women; 31.3 ± 4.8 years; range 24-39 years) volunteers participated in the study. A noninvasive mobile pen-shaped infrared meibography device was used to observe the meibomian glands. Lost meibomian gland area (meiboscore) was scored from grade 0 (no meibomian gland loss) through grade 3 (>two-thirds of the total area lost). The number of meibomian (Read more...)

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