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Reiko Arita; Meibography: A Japanese Perspective. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2018;59(14):DES48-DES55. doi: 10.1167/iovs.17-23631.
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Meibography allows observation of meibomian glands in an objective and repeatable manner. Original meibography systems were invasive and not readily adopted by ophthalmology clinics. The development of noncontact infrared meibography allowed the rapid and noninvasive observation of meibomian glands, and such systems have now been widely adopted for standard examinations in dry eye clinics. Noncontact meibography has also spurred research into meibomian glands and has been applied to evaluation of their structure and status in various ocular surface diseases. Although the images obtained by meibography are objective and repeatable, the interpretation of these images is subjective, with the relationship between image features and actual gland structure and composition remaining unclear. Additional clinical and basic research with regard to the interpretation of meibography images is thus necessary. Future improvements to meibography will likely provide new insights into the pathophysiology of meibomian gland diseases as well as enhance its contribution to the diagnosis and evaluation of treatments for such diseases.
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