Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Meibomian Gland

We just learned about the Epicanthic Fold.

Another part of the eye is the Meibomian Gland.

Just inside the top and bottom eyelids are some small glands that help keep your eyes wet.
They let out a little bit of oily liquid called meibum that helps spread around the water tears that come out, help keep the tears from spilling over onto your face, and help keep the water from just evaporating.

If someone is having problems with their meibomian glands they can get really dry eyes.
The word "meibomian" was named after the person who discovered the glands, Heinrich Meibom.

(from: wikipedia - meibomian gland)

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