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Removing Biofilm Is Key to Treating Dry Eye Disease

Removing Biofilm Is Key to Treating Dry Eye Disease

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Dramatic improvements have been made in the diagnosis and treatment of dry eye disease. Thanks to a breakthrough in the management of MGD, we are now beginning to understand biofilm and how its presence on the lid margin affects the ocular surface. 

Microblepharoexfoliation is a procedure in which a device called BlephEx is used to exfoliate the lid margin, removing the biofilm. Read on to learn about how this procedure can reduce inflammation and inflammatory changes on the lid margin, thus improving tear production and meibomian gland secretion, and enhance other therapies.