Anterior / Ocular Surface Disease

Meibometry

Meibometry estimates the size of the lipid reservoir on the normal lid margin and its depletion in Meibomian Gland Dysfunction. The principle of the technique is that the absorption oil on thin sheets of material increases their transparency. In meibometry, lipid from the lid margin is blotted on to a piece of tape and the increase in light transmission is measured by optical densitometry. TearFilm.org