Gland Expression

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Meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD) is a common eye condition affecting the meibomian glands. The glands are located along the edge of the eyelids and produce oils essential to healthy tears. When the glands are blocked or are not making enough oil, tears can evaporate too quickly, leading to dry eye.

The optometrist uses sterile tools to massage the eyelids, such as rolling forceps or cotton-tip swabs. The treatment stimulates the meibomian glands to express oil, called meibum. Although both the top and the lower eyelids can be expressed, it’s also common to express the lower lid only.

Some patients may experience discomfort, as it involves squeezing the eyelids, but it effectively improves meibomian gland function, resulting in relief from dry eye.

Our Locations

Calgary

Find us steps away from Lake Bonavista across from Lake Bonavista Promenade. Please give us a call if you have any trouble finding us.

  • 739 Lake Bonavista Drive SE
  • Calgary, AB T2J 0N2

Olds

Find us at the corner of 50 Avenue and 52 Street. Don’t hesitate to give us a call if you have any trouble finding us.

  • 5202 50 Ave
  • Olds, AB T4H 1G9

Sundre

Find us on 6 Street just off Cowboy Trail. Don’t hesitate to give us a call if you have any trouble finding us.

  • 101 6 St SW
  • Sundre, AB T0M 1X0

Carstairs

Find us north of the Credit union in the same building as Mountain View Smiles Dental Clinic.

  • 208 10th Ave Unit 1
  • Carstairs, AB T0M 0N0
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