Meibomian Gland Probing Procedure

How to prepare for your meibomian gland probing procedure

If Your Having The Meibomian Gland Probing Procedure

Meibomian Gland Probing frequently asked questions in Brantford Ontario

Is my initial consultation covered by OHIP?

Yes, your initial consultation is covered however the procedure itself is not.

Can I wear eye makeup to my appointment?

No, due to the nature of the evaluation makeup is not advised.

Can I wear makeup after treatment?

For the first few weeks the lids may be tender and makeup is not advised. You will be given a complete list of instructions for after care at your appointment.

Can I drive after my procedure?

You will need someone to drive after your procedure.

Is the procedure painful?

There is mild to moderate discomfort for a couple of days after the procedure. You will be given a prescription and instructions for after care to minimize the discomfort.

How long is the procedure?

The procedure itself takes approximately 20 minutes, but the visit takes approximately one hour.

Does Dr. Calotti treat both eyes on the same day?

Due to the mild discomfort we prefer to treat one eye at a time.

Will I need freezing prior to treatment?

Yes, Dr. Calotti uses local anaesthetic for your comfort.

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