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Meibomian Gland Probing

When oil glands appear to be shortened on the Lipiview, probing the glands can be helpful to open them up again. This is done with Maskin probes, which are inserted directly into the meibomian glands. Once opened, the glands may be more receptive to being rejuvenated by other treatments, such as Lipiflow. Because this can be an uncomfortable procedure, the lids are numbed with local anesthetic.  Pain pills are generally not needed.