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The Effect of Warm Compress Therapy Using the TearRestore Eyelid Warming Mask on Symptoms and Signs of Meibomian Gland Function

Primary Objective

This study plans to learn more about the effectiveness of the TearRestore™ eyelid warming mask on signs and symptoms of Meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD).

Study category: Eyes

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Meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD) is a leading cause of dry eye symptoms. Warm compresses are a standard treatment recommended by physicians to treat patients diagnosed with MGD. Specifically, we will investigate whether the TearRestore™ mask affects Meibomian gland function and dry eye symptoms. Meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD).

Main Procedures Involved: Throughout the course of the study, study coordinators will gather information and perform tests realted to the study. This will include your asking about demographic information, eye history and eye medications, as well as you filling out a questionnaire on dry eye symptoms and taking measurements of your Meibomian glands and tear quality before and after using the TearRestore™ mask. If you are able to return for a 3rd visit, the mask will be given to you to use at home. You will use the mask once a day for a single 10-minute session. You will mark the session on a diary provided to you. After 28-60 days, you will return for repeat measurements.

Duration of Participation: If you join the study, you will have up to 3 study-related visits.



Age 18-89 years diagnosed with meibomian gland dysfunction

Type of Study

Supportive Care


University of Colorado Hospital

Principal Investigator
Scott Hauswirth,  OD

Scott Hauswirth, OD

Study ID

Protocol Number: 18-1960


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