Exp Eye Res 2021 Jul 30:108710. Epub 2021 Jul 30.
Qingdao Eye Hospital of Shandong First Medical University, Qingdao, 266071, China; State Key Laboratory Cultivation Base, Shandong Provincial Key Laboratory of Ophthalmology, Shandong Eye Institute, Shandong First Medical University & Shandong Academy of Medical Sciences, Qingdao, China. Electronic address:
Diabetes is a significant risk factor for meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD), but its mechanism is poorly understood. The main function of the meibomian glands (MGs) is to synthesize, store, and secrete lipids. In this study, we found that the amount of lipids in the meibomian acini in STZ-induced type 1 diabetic mice decreased, and the lipid droplets became larger and irregular. Read More