David K. Murakami, OD MPH FAAO


Dr. Murakami is a clinical researcher, trainer and consultant for TearScience. Dr. Murakami received a Masters in public health from Boston University and attended the University of California, Berkeley School of Optometry. He completed a residency in cor


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.