Bacterial, fungal, and viral infections can cause inflammation of the meibomian glands and other ocular tissue. This can lead to symptoms of Dry Eye, such as burning, tearing, and redness. Chronic infections can disrupt tear production and cause inflammation of the lacrimal and meibomian glands, leading to chronic Dry Eye.
A new approach for better comprehension of diseases of the ocular surface
Journal français d’ophtalmologie
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