Caroline A. Blackie, OD, PhD, FAAO

Dr. Blackie is the head of professional and scientific communication for TearScience. Dr. Blackie’s passion is to improve diagnosis and treatment options for patients who suffer from meibomian gland disease and dry eye, with an ultimate goal of generating


Using warm compresses to treat meibomian gland disease

Warm compresses (WCs) are commonly recommended as supplementary therapy for MGD as well as a number of other conditions of the eyelid. While the core therapy for MGD is to remove obstruction, which requires an in-office procedure, the therapeutic goal of adjunctive WC use is to heat the eyelids to help soften and partially melt any remaining material obstructing the glands.