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  • adj. Alternative form of Meibomian.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of, pertaining to, or discovered by, Meibomius.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In anatomy, pertaining to Meibomius (Heinrich Meibom, a German physician, 1638-1700): specifically applied to the sebaceous follicles of the eyelids, known as Meibomian glands or follicles. They secrete the unctuous substance which lubricates the eye. See gland.


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  • Lacrimal System / Tear Film • Lacrimal system is responsible for tear production and drainage • Made up of 3 layers • Created primarily by lacrimal apparatus and meibomian glands

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  • If left untreated, the condition could cause potential damage to the lacrimal and meibomian glands, cornea, conjunctiva and the motor and sensory nerves.


  • Monsieur flattered himself that he might by means of laughter squeeze or express the tears required from the well-known meibomian glands, the caruncula, &c., and might thus piratically provide himself with surreptitious rain; [18] but in that case, he must remind him that he would no more win the day with any such secretions than he could carry to account a course of sneezes or wilfully blowing his nose; a channel into which it was well known that very many tears, far more than were now wanted, flowed out of the eyes through the nasal duct; more indeed by a good deal than were ever known to flow downwards to the bottom of most pews at a funeral sermon.

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  • You may get frustration on the lids, some of your glands meibomian glands on the lids may not function appropriately and people may use terms that you know if you do go to a eye doctor that maybe the Blepharitis or you have blepharoconjunctivitis and so for the treatment of such diseases you need both an antibiotic as well as an anti-inflammatory agent namely you need something to reduce the swelling.



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