Dr. Chandrashekharayya H. Hiremath, Dr. Hrishikesh Amin


Aim: To study Meibomian gland dysfunction and serum lipid prole.
Method-100 cases MGD were included in study. Thorough clinical examination by slit lamp bio microscope, Tear lm
break-up time(TFBUT) & Shirmers I test(SIT) was done to diagnose the probable etiology of dry eye and were evaluated for posterior blepharitis
and Meibomian gland dysfunction .Serum fasting lipid prole was also seen.
Result: More than one third of cases were grade 2 severities of meibomitis followed by grade 1 and grade 3.Half of the patients with grade 3
severity of meibomitis were found to have high cholesterol. High triglycerides were seen in grade 2 and grade 3 severities of meibomitis. High
LDL levels were associated with severity of meibomitis.
Conclusion: Patients with Meibomian gland dysfunction may have abnormal serum cholesterol, triglycerides and LDL levels.

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