What is it about?

It is well known that meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD) can cause evaporative dry eye and changes in the tear proteins due to inflammation. Here we show that the clinical severity grading of the MGD and some irritative symptoms are related to the level of the tear proteins such as S100A8 and S100A9.

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Why is it important?

Tear proteins may be used to classify MGD into different severity gradings.


The samples are obtained from TianJin China and clinically evaluated there.

Prof Louis Tong
National University of Singapore

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This page is a summary of: Association of tear proteins with Meibomian gland disease and dry eye symptoms, British Journal of Ophthalmology, October 2010, BMJ,
DOI: 10.1136/bjo.2010.185256.
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