Some doctors recommend lid massage after applying warm compresses to stimulate meibum secretion. Lid massage milks the meibomian glands. Massage can be done with the fingers or with tools like Eyepeace.
Although lid massage has been a common practice for years it is not without risk, particularly if the meibomian glands are inflamed or blocked. The risk is essentially the same as with meibomian gland expression.
Applying pressure to the glands regularly if the glands are constricted by fibrotic tissue, may force unwanted material deeper into the glands causing additional trauma or damage.