Effects of a new eyelid shampoo on lid hygiene and eyelash length in patients with meibomian gland dysfunction: A comparative open study

Asuka Kobayashi, Takeshi Ide, Teruki Fukumoto, Emiko Miki, Kazuo Tsubota, Ikuko Toda

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Purpose.Meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD) can lead to abnormalities in the composition and function of tear film, resulting in dry eye. Eyelid hygiene is a key to management ofMGD.We tested a novel eyelid shampoo (Eye Shampoo Long, ESL) for its ability to maintain lid hygiene. This shampoo is nonirritating and can potentially lengthen eyelashes. This study was aimed to evaluate the efficacy of ESL in the treatment of MGD and its effects on eyelash length. Methods. Ten patients with MGD and 10 healthy subjects withoutMGD applied ESL twice daily for 8 weeks. Patients were examined for lid margin and dry eye before and after the trial. Subjective symptoms were evaluated. Eyelash length was measured at baseline and at the end of the trial. Results. In theMGD group, significant improvements were observed in subjective symptoms obstruction of themeibomian orifice, secretion ofmeibum, eyelashes contamination, eyelid margin foam, and SPK. Eyelash length became significantly longer. Conclusions.Maintaining eyelid hygiene using ESL improved the eyelid margins and symptoms of dry eye in MGD patients and increased eyelash length. These findings are promising and warrant confirmation in a larger randomized controlled study.

Original languageEnglish
Article number4292570
JournalJournal of Ophthalmology
Publication statusPublished - 2016


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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