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Meibomian gland

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The Meibomian glands (often written with a small m, and also called tarsal glands) are a holocrine type of exocrine glands, at the rim of the eyelids inside the tarsal plate, responsible for the supply of meibum, an oily substance that prevents evaporation of the eye's tear film. [1]

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Anton Elschnig

Anton Elschnig (22 August 1863 – 1939) was an ophthalmologist born in Leibnitz, Austria.

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Blepharitis is one of the most common ocular conditions characterized by inflammation, scaling, reddening, and crusting of the eyelid.

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Chalazion is a cyst in the eyelid due to a blocked oil gland.

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Ciaccio's glands

Ciaccio's glands or Wolfring's glands are small tubular accessory lacrimal glands (glandulae lacrimales accessoriae) found in the lacrimal caruncle of the eyelid.

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Conjunctival concretion

Concretion in the palpebral conjunctiva, is called conjunctival concretion, that is a (or a cluster) small, hard, yellowish-white calcified matter, superficially buried beneath the palpebral conjunctiva.

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Demodecidae is a family of parasitic mites, living on various species of mammals.

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Demodex huttereri

Demodex huttereri is a hair follicle mite found in the Meibomian glands of the striped field mouse, Apodemus agrarius.

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Dermatochalasis is a medical condition, defined as an excess of skin in the upper or lower eyelid, also known as "baggy eyes." It may be either an acquired or a congenital condition.

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A distichia is an eyelash that arises from an abnormal spot on the eyelid.

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Dry eye syndrome

Dry eye syndrome (DES), also known as keratoconjunctivitis sicca (KCS), is the condition of having dry eyes.

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Exocrine gland

Exocrine glands are glands that produce and secrete substances onto an epithelial surface by way of a duct.

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Eye liner

Eye liner or eyeliner is a cosmetic used to define the eyes.

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An eyelid is a thin fold of skin that covers and protects the human eye.

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A gland is a group of cells in an animal's body that synthesizes substances (such as hormones) for release into the bloodstream (endocrine gland) or into cavities inside the body or its outer surface (exocrine gland).

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Heinrich Meibom (doctor)

Johann Heinrich Meibom (Iohannes Henricus Meibomius; 29 June 1638 in Lübeck – 26 March 1700 in Helmstedt) was a German physician and scholar.

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Holocrine is a term used to classify the mode of secretion in exocrine glands in the study of histology.

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Isotretinoin, also known as 13-cis-retinoic acid (and colloquially referred to by its former brand name Accutane or Roaccutane), is a medication primarily used to treat severe acne.

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Johnson & Johnson

Johnson & Johnson is an American multinational medical devices, pharmaceutical and consumer packaged goods manufacturing company founded in 1886.

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Lacrimal punctum

The lacrimal punctum (plural puncta) or lacrimal point, is a minute opening on the summits of the lacrimal papillae, seen on the margins of the eyelids at the lateral extremity of the lacrimal lake.

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Lacritin is a 12.3 kDa glycoprotein encoded in humans by the LACRT gene.

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Lübeck is a city in Schleswig-Holstein, northern Germany, and one of the major ports of Germany.

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Lifitegrast (trade name Xiidra) is an FDA approved drug indicated for the treatment of signs and symptoms of dry eye, a syndrome called keratoconjunctivitis sicca.

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List of dog diseases

This list of dog diseases is a selection of diseases and other conditions found in the dog.

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List of eponyms (L–Z)

An eponym is a person (real or fictitious) whose name has become identified with a particular object or activity.

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List of glands of the human body

This page contains a list of glands of the human body.

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List of honey bee pheromones

The pheromones of the honey bee are mixtures of chemical substances released by individual bees into the hive or environment that cause changes in the physiology and behaviour of other bees.

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List of human anatomical parts named after people

This is a list of human anatomical parts named after people.

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List of MeSH codes (A09)

The following is a list of the "A" codes for MeSH.

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List of MeSH codes (A10)

The following is a list of the "A" codes for MeSH.

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Long-tailed vole

The long-tailed vole (Microtus longicaudus), in some areas known as the San Bernardino long-tailed vole, is a small vole found in western North America.

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Madarosis is a condition that results in the loss of eyelashes, and sometimes eyebrows.

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MGD may stand for.

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Moll's gland

Glands of Moll, also known as ciliary glands, are modified apocrine sweat glands that are found on the margin of the eyelid.

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Outline of human anatomy

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to human anatomy: Human anatomy – scientific study of the morphology of the adult human.

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Rolando Toyos

Rolando Toyos is an American physician and medical director who specializes in ophthalmology.

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Sebaceous gland

Sebaceous glands are microscopic exocrine glands in the skin that secrete an oily or waxy matter, called sebum, to lubricate and waterproof the skin and hair of mammals.

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Secretion is the movement of material from one point to another, e.g. secreted chemical substance from a cell or gland.

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A stye, also known as a hordeolum, is a bacterial infection of an oil gland in the eyelid.

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Surface ectoderm

The surface ectoderm (or external ectoderm) forms the following structures.

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Tarsal may refer to.

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Tarsus (eyelids)

The tarsi (tarsal plates) are two comparatively thick, elongated plates of dense connective tissue, about in length; one is found in each eyelid, and contributes to its form and support.

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Tearing, lacrimation, or lachrymation is the secretion of tears, which often serves to clean and lubricate the eyes in response to an irritation of the eyes.

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TearScience is an American company founded in 2005 that develops, manufactures and markets ophthalmic medical devices aiding in the identification and treatment of Meibomian gland Dysfunction, also known as Dry eye disease, which is a condition that affect as many as 25 million Americans.

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Thygeson's superficial punctate keratopathy

Thygeson's superficial punctate keratopathy (TSPK; also Thygeson Superficial Punctate Keratitis) is a disease of the eyes.

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Transgender hormone therapy (male-to-female)

Transgender hormone therapy of the male-to-female (MTF) type, also known as feminizing hormone therapy, is a form of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) and sex reassignment therapy which is used to change the secondary sexual characteristics of transgender people from masculine (or androgynous) to feminine.

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Yorkshire Terrier

The Yorkshire Terrier is a small dog breed of terrier type, developed during the 19th century in Yorkshire, England, to catch rats in clothing mills.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meibomian_gland

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