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Is Probing a Good MGD Treatment Option?

May 23, 2018 1 min read

Meibomian Gland Probing

What do you think of MGD probing?

It is not something that we actively do on patients. When somebody comes in, I will express their glands but we don’t actively probe them. Yes, I think that there are definitely other doctors out there that do that and I am sure there are patients out there that benefit from it. However, I think if you are doing everything with your diet correctly, and you have all of that under control, you shouldn’t have to have your meibomian glands probed.

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Geoffrey J Januleski
Geoffrey J Januleski

May 09, 2021

I had my Meibomian Glands probed both Upper and Lower from Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers, the upper ones were probed twice after 6 IPL sessions and expressions were giving me modest results and no pain relief. I can say now almost 2 months after my last probing and expression treatment of any kind, my eyes steadily got better and now they actually feel normal. My original diagnosis was pretty bad my glands were completely blocked and 6 IPL sessions with expression would not give us the quality tears we needed for relief. I believe we should pursue any treatment that works, and this one worked very well for me.

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