|Year : 2023 | Volume
| Issue : 2 | Page : 606
Gaurav Mahajan, Pawan Prasher
Department of Ophthalmology, Sri Guru Ram Das Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Amritsar, Punjab, India
|Date of Web Publication||28-Apr-2023|
Department of Ophthalmology, Sri Guru Ram Das Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Vallah, Amritsar, Punjab
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|How to cite this article:|
Mahajan G, Prasher P. Meibolith. Indian J Ophthalmol Case Rep 2023;3:606
A 43-year-old female presented with complaints of foreign body sensation, watering, and stickiness in her right eye for the past few weeks. On eyelid massage, an inspissated, solidified material resembling a rock was expressed from one of the meibomian glands of the upper eyelid [Figure 1]. The patient was advised proper eyelid hygiene along with warm compresses.
|Figure 1: Slit-lamp evaluation showing an inspissated, solidified material expressed from one of the meibomian glands of the upper eyelid|
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Abnormalities of keratinization of meibomian gland ducts, including hyperkeratinization and sloughing of keratin into ducts, play an important role in the development of meibomian gland dysfunction. This leads to meibum accumulation within the ducts, resulting in chronic inflammation and, eventually, gland dropout.
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