Insights on Evaporative Dry Eye & 
Meibomian Gland Dysfunction




» The role of heat in rubbing and massage-related corneal deformation. McMonnies CW, Korb DR, Blackie CA. Contact Lens Anterior Eye. 2012; 35:148-54

» Nonobvious Obstructive Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (NOMGD). Blackie CA, Korb DR, Knop E, Bedi R, Knop N, Holland EJ. Cornea 2010 Dec; 29(12); 1333-45.

» Prevalence of Lid Wiper Epitheliopathy in Subjects with Dry Eye Signs and Symptoms. Korb DR, Herman JP, Blackie CA, Scaffidi RC, Solomon JD, Greiner JV, Exford JM, Finnemore VM. Cornea 2010 Apr; 29(4): 377-83.

» Meibomian gland therapeutic expression: Quantifying the applied pressure and the limitation of resulting pain. Korb DR, Blackie CA. Eye & Contact Lens. 2011 Sep; 37(5): 298-301.

» Meibomian Gland Diagnostic Expressibility: Correlation with Dry Eye Symptoms and Gland Location. Korb DR, Blackie CA. Cornea. 2008 Dec; 27(10): 1142-7.

» Meibomian gland dysfunction and contact lens intolerance. Korb DR, Henriquez AS. J Am Optom Assoc 51:243-251, Mar 1980.

» Increase in tear film lipid layer thickness following treatment with warm compresses in patients with meibomian gland dysfunction. Olson MC, Korb DR, Greiner JV. Eye & Contact Lens 29:96-99, 2003.

» Warm Compress Induced Visual Degradation and Fischer-Schweitzer Polygonal Reflex. Solomon JD, Case CL, Greiner JV, Blackie CA, Herman JP, Korb DR. Optometry Vision Science 84(7): 580-587, 2007.

» Inner eyelid surface temperature as a function of warm compress methodology. Blackie CA, Solomon JD, Greiner JV, Holmes M, Korb DR. Optometry Vision Science 85(8): 675-683, 2008.

» The Relationship Between Dry Eye Symptoms and Lipid Layer Thickness. Blackie CA, Solomon JD, Scaffidi RC, Greiner JVG, Lemp MA, Korb DR. Cornea. 2009 Aug; 28(7): 789-794.

» Evidence Suggesting That the Keratinized Portions of the Upper and Lower Lid Margins Do Not Make Complete Contact During Deliberate Blinking. Korb DR, Blackie CA, McNally EN.

»Correlation Between Quantitative Measurements of Tear Film Lipid Layer Thickness and Meibomian Gland Loss in Patients With Obstructive Meibomian Gland Dysfunction and Normal Controls Eom Y, Lee JS, Kang SY, Kim HM, Song JS. Am J Ophthalmol. 2013 Feb 25. pii: S0002-9394(13)00025-1.

»Psychometric properties and validation of the Standard Patient Evaluation of Eye Dryness questionnaire. Ngo W, Situ P, Keir N, Korb D, Blackie C, Simpson T Cornea. 2013 Sep;32(9):1204-10.

»Evaluation of Lipid Layer Thickness Measurement of the Tear Film as a Diagnostic Tool for Meibomian Gland Dysfunction. Finis D, Pischel N, Schrader S, Geerling G. Cornea. 2013 Oct 3.



» A new system, the LipiFlow, for the treatment of meibomian gland dysfunction. Lane SS, DuBiner HB, Epstein RJ, Ernest PH, Greiner JV, Hardten DR, Holland EJ, Lemp MA, McDonald JE 2nd, Silbert DI, Blackie CA, Stevens CA, Bedi R. Cornea. 2012Apr; 31(4): 396-404.

» A single LipiFlow® Thermal Pulsation System treatment improves meibomian gland function and reduces dry eye symptoms for 9 months. Greiner JV. Current Eye Res. 2012 Apr; 37(4): 272-8. 

» Restoration of Meibomian Gland Functionality with a Novel Thermodynamic Treatment Device – A Case Report. Korb DR, Blackie CA. Cornea 2010 Aug; 29(8): 930-33. 

» A novel thermodynamic treatment for meibomian gland dysfunction. Friedland BR, Fleming CP, Blackie CA, Korb DR. Current Eye Res. 2011 Feb; 36(2): 79-87. 

» Long-term (12-month) Improvement in Meibomian Gland Function and Reduced Dry Eye Symptoms with a Single Thermal Pulsation Treatment. Greiner JV. Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology. was fired by the elected board in october, to fulfill at least the remainder of his three-year contract, which runs through july