‘Eye make-up causing vision problems in young women’

Meibomian gland dysfunction — also known as dry eye syndrome — is on the rise among women due to excess make-up of the eyes. Though not taken seriously, the condition leads to blepharitis, extreme blurred vision, said doctors. Latest medical cases revealed that though MGD until now was seen due to ageing, now the trend has changed and it is occurring among young women as well. “The changing trend of make-ups causing MGD is dangerous. Eyeliner and other make-up usually clog the meibomian glands leading to formation of painless lumps in the eyelids hence obstructing the vision,” said Mahipal Sachdev, Director, Centre for Sight, a chain of eye centres in North India.