Meibomian Gland Dysfunction and Hypercholesterolemia – Corrected Proof

Objective: Hypercholesterolemia (total cholesterol ≥200 mg/dl) is a significant risk factor for ischemic heart, cerebrovascular, and peripheral vascular disease. Increased cholesterol in the glandular secretion has been postulated to be necessary for the development of meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD), a common form of chronic blepharitis. The purpose of this study was to investigate a possible correlation between MGD and hypercholesterolemia in young and middle-aged patients (aged 18–54 years).Design: Observational, case-control pilot study.Participants and Controls: Sixty symptomatic patients with MGD with no history of hypercholesterolemia and 63 controls without MGD and with no history of hypercholesterolemia, accrued from January 2011 to (Read more...)

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