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Definition of Meibomianitis

Meibomianitis: Inflammation of the little glands in the tarsus of the eyelids. Chronic inflammation of these glands can lead to a lump in the eyelid known as a chalazion. Also known as meibomitis.

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Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012

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