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MGD workshop factsheet assists eye care professionals in recognition

October 2011

The British Contact Lens Association (BCLA) has printed and distributed to its members a factsheet summarising the findings of the International Workshop on Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD), reproduced courtesy of the Tear Film & Ocular Surface Society (TFOS).

Sponsored by TFOS, the MGD workshop was instigated to establish a global consensus on the definition, classification, diagnosis and therapy of MGD. It took more than two years to complete and involved more than 50 leading experts from around the world.

Its conclusions and recommendations were presented at the 2010 BCLA Clinical Conference in a special Clinical Spotlight session, where many of the key authors reported their findings.

Entitled ‘Meibomian gland dysfunction. What is it, why does it occur and how may it be treated?’, the factsheet is written by Dr Kelly K. Nichols, Dr Gary N. Foulks, Professor Anthony J. Bron and Dr David A. Sullivan on behalf of the workshop.

Dr Christine Purslow from Cardiff University, a member of the BCLA and the TFOS governing board, said: “This document provides an excellent summary of the key points to assist eyecare practitioners in identifying and providing evidence-based management of MGD – a fantastic piece of work available to all.”

The fact sheet  is also available on the TFOS website, and can be seen and downloaded here on the PHN site.

Meibomiam Gland Dysfunction Factsheet

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