New options improve diagnosis, treatment of meibomian gland dysfunction in children

TOKYO — Meibomian gland dysfunction in children is an underdiagnosed or misdiagnosed pathology that needs accurate assessment of clinical signs and symptoms and thoughtful treatment, according to one specialist. “Prevalence is variable, between 3% and 77%, depending on areas and climates, and seems to be higher in the Asian population. Symptoms in children are numerous, often unclear and can heavily impact on the child’s quality of life,” Dominique Brémond-Gignac, MD, said at the World Ophthalmology Congress.

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