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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 346-351

Association of meibomian gland dysfunction with dyslipidemia contributors


Department of Ophthalmology, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Datta Meghe Institute of Medical sciences, Wardha, Maharashtra, India

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Dr. Shashank Banait
Department of Ophthalmology, DMIMS (DU), Wardha, Maharashtra
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/jdmimsu.jdmimsu_192_19

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Aims: To determine the association between dyslipidemia and MGD. Settings and Design: It is a prospective, observational study of 1 year duration. Thirty patients who were diagnosed with meibomian gland dysfunction and 30 age and sex matched controls were taken into study after they gave their informed consent and taking into consideration the inclusion and exclusion criteria. Methods and Material: After enrollment of the subject to the study all subjects had undergone a thorough ophthalmic examination. Tear film break up time, Schirmer's Test without anesthesia followed by with anesthesia was calculated. Statistical analysis used: Meibomian gland status was evaluated by, expressibility, and numerical scoring of staining. test was done by taking venous sample of blood in a red-topped vacutainer after overnight fasting. Values of total cholesterol (TC), high-density lipoprotein (HDL) , low-density lipoprotein (LDL), and triglycerides (TGs) were noted. Results: There exists an association between increasing stage of MGD and age and increasing values of TC,LDL,TGs of lipid profile.Conclusions: Higher stages of MGD are associated with increased age. MGD and increasing levels of LDL, total cholesterol, and triglycerides have a positive correlation.


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