University of Iowa Health Care

Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

EyeRounds Online Atlas of Ophthalmology

Contributor: William Charles Caccamise, Sr, MD, Retired Clinical Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

*Dr. Caccamise has very generously shared his images of patients taken while operating during the "eye season" in rural India as well as those from his private practice during the 1960's and 1970's. Many of his images are significant for their historical perspective and for techniques and conditions seen in settings in undeveloped areas.

Category: External Disease

Meibomian gland orifice plugs

meibomian gland orefice plugs

Occasionally in a patient with a foreign body complaint, careful examination of the lid margins will reveal orifice plugs protruding from the lid margin. Removal of these plugs with a moistened Q-tip will reopen the meibomian glands and remove the foreign body sensation. There are at least 2 such orifice plugs in the upper lid in this photo.


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last updated: 02-08-2008
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