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Your Dry Eye Mystery Solved

Reversing Meibomian Gland Dysfunction, Restoring Hope (Yale University Press Health & Wellness)

Steven L. Maskin, Natalia A. Warren (Contributions by)


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A top expert reveals his insights into Meibomian gland dysfunction, a ubiquitous, misunderstood disease that leads to Dry Eye syndrome

In Reversing Dry Eye Syndrome (Yale University Press 2007), ophthalmologist Steven Maskin introduced readers to Dry Eye syndrome, explaining what the syndrome is, why it occurs, and how it can best be managed and treated. In Your Dry Eye Mystery Solved, he reveals his recent discoveries and treatments for Meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD), an underlying disease that leads to Dry Eye syndrome and involves blockage of the oil-producing tear glands within the eyelids. Not only are these glands key to clear vision and comfortable eyes, but when disrupted they can cause severe pain and a host of related symptoms.

In the book’s first half, Maskin introduces readers to the anatomical and physiological components of MGD and how to recognize its symptoms using a self-assessment. The second half focuses on treatments that target the root cause of Dry Eye disease, including his breakthrough therapy developed while successfully managing difficult cases for decades.

Praise For Your Dry Eye Mystery Solved: Reversing Meibomian Gland Dysfunction, Restoring Hope (Yale University Press Health & Wellness)

Your Dry Eye Mystery Solved is a thorough update on existing dry eye diagnostic tests and therapeutic measures, providing hope and empowerment to those dry eye sufferers who have been left disappointed, frustrated, and dissatisfied with their care.”—Frank Bowden III, M.D., F.A.C.S.

“This is a one of a kind literary product. I expect it to be the ‘bible’ for the dry eye world – patients, ophthalmologic students and instructors, as well as researchers. Without finding Dr. Maskin, I would have been unlikely to survive this condition.”—David P. Maconi, Esq., Dry Eye syndrome sufferer

Yale University Press, 9780300250336, 424pp.

Publication Date: June 7, 2022

About the Author

Steven L. Maskin, M.D., an ophthalmologist specializing in difficult Dry Eye and related ocular disorders, is director of the Dry Eye and Cornea Treatment Center, Tampa, FL, and founder of MGDinnovations ( He lives in Tampa, FL. Natalia A. Warren, M.B.A., M.H.A., a patient of Dr. Maskin, is co-founder of Not A Dry Eye Foundation ( She lives in Orlando, FL.