The international workshop on meibomian gland dysfunction: report of the subcommittee on the epidemiology of, and associated risk factors for, MGD.

@article{Schaumberg2011TheIW,
  title={The international workshop on meibomian gland dysfunction: report of the subcommittee on the epidemiology of, and associated risk factors for, MGD.},
  author={Debra A. Schaumberg and Jason J. Nichols and Eric B Papas and Louis Tong and Miki Uchino and Kelly K. Nichols},
  journal={Investigative ophthalmology & visual science},
  year={2011},
  volume={52 4},
  pages={1994-2005}
}
Scientists have been interested in studying the secretions of the meibomian glands for many years, and diseases associated with the meibomian glands (e.g., cancers, posterior blepharitis) have been noted in the medical literature since at least the early part of the 20th Century. However, the term “meibomian gland dysfunction” (MGD) was only introduced by Korb and Henriquez in 1980. The terminology “meibomian gland disease” was later introduced by Bron et al. as an umbrella term to indicate any… CONTINUE READING
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