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Where are the eye glands located i the eye How do you squeeze

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Where are the eye glands located i the eye?
How do you squeeze them?

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The meibomium glands are located at the base of your eyelashes on the very edge of your eyelids. And, there is a much better way to unplug them that :)

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Try this:

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The best treatment for this condition daily lid scrubs combined with warm compresses. I like to use baby shampoo for lid scrubs. In the shower, place the shampoo on your index fingers, close your eyes, raise your eyebrows (to stretch the skin on your eyelids) and scrub back and forth along your eyelashes for 3 to 5 minutes. The hot water in the shower helps to soften the plugged oils in the glands while the mechanical scrubbing with your soapy fingers removes the oils.

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It works great and saves on qtips.....

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Customer: replied 5 years ago.

Thank you for your advise, I will try this when I take my shower. I clicked accept answer on another page if it did not pay you let me know. I don't want to do it twice.

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