On the prescribing of oral doxycycline or minocycline by UK optometrists as part of management of chronic Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD)

Michael Doughty

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Abstract

The aim of this research was to review the special pharmacology of tetracycline antibiotics as anti-inflammatory drugs for treatment of obstructive Meibomian gland disease (MGD). PubMed was used as principal resource for articles, regardless of language, on doxycycline and minocycline with key interests being on their serum and tissue pharmacokinetics and their use in clinical studies as part of management of MGD.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2-8
Number of pages7
JournalContact Lens and Anterior Eye
Volume39
Issue number1
Early online date4 Sep 2015
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2016

Keywords

  • UK optometrists
  • prescribing
  • Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD)

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