Tear film with "orgahexa eyemasks" in patients with meibomian gland dysfunction

Reiko Ishida, Yukihiro Matsumoto, Tatsuya Onguchi, Minako Kaido, Kenji Iwamuro, Julie Kobayashi, Yoji Takano, Jun Shimazaki, Eiki Goto, Murat Dogru, Kazuo Tsubota

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PURPOSE.: To evaluate the efficacy of a new Orgahexa eye warmer mask for patients with simple meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD) in a prospective comparative study. METHODS.: Twenty right eyes of 20 patients with simple MGD, and 22 right eyes of 22 healthy controls were studied. Subjects were allocated to Orgahexa or conventional eye mask wear for 10 min (short-term study), and for 2 weeks (long-term study). Eyelid temperature measurements, slit lamp examination, tear film break-up time, Schirmer test, vital staining, tear film lipid layer interferometry, and dry eye symptomatology scoring with visual analog scales were performed. RESULTS.: The Orgahexa eye warmer improved both tear function and ocular surface status, and decreased symptoms significantly without any complications. CONCLUSIONS.: The Orgahexa eye warmer is a simple, safe, and convenient method, which seems to improve the ocular surface status and tear functions in patients with simple MGD.

Original languageEnglish
JournalOptometry and Vision Science
Volume85
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Aug

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Meibomian Glands
Tears
Masks
Interferometry
Eyelids
Visual Analog Scale
Prospective Studies
Staining and Labeling
Lipids

Keywords

  • Eye warming
  • Meibomian gland dysfunction
  • Tear lipid layer
  • Tear stability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology
  • Optometry

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Tear film with "orgahexa eyemasks" in patients with meibomian gland dysfunction. / Ishida, Reiko; Matsumoto, Yukihiro; Onguchi, Tatsuya; Kaido, Minako; Iwamuro, Kenji; Kobayashi, Julie; Takano, Yoji; Shimazaki, Jun; Goto, Eiki; Dogru, Murat; Tsubota, Kazuo.

In: Optometry and Vision Science, Vol. 85, No. 8, 08.2008.

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Ishida, R, Matsumoto, Y, Onguchi, T, Kaido, M, Iwamuro, K, Kobayashi, J, Takano, Y, Shimazaki, J, Goto, E, Dogru, M & Tsubota, K 2008, 'Tear film with "orgahexa eyemasks" in patients with meibomian gland dysfunction', Optometry and Vision Science, vol. 85, no. 8. https://doi.org/10.1097/OPX.0b013e318181ae83
Ishida, Reiko ; Matsumoto, Yukihiro ; Onguchi, Tatsuya ; Kaido, Minako ; Iwamuro, Kenji ; Kobayashi, Julie ; Takano, Yoji ; Shimazaki, Jun ; Goto, Eiki ; Dogru, Murat ; Tsubota, Kazuo. / Tear film with "orgahexa eyemasks" in patients with meibomian gland dysfunction. In: Optometry and Vision Science. 2008 ; Vol. 85, No. 8.
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