The ICP MGD is characterized by the homonymous medical device and the relating application foi iPad Apple. Through the Wi-Fi connection of the device to your tablet, it allows to do the exam that check the meibomian glands both in upper and lower eyelids.

In particular ICP MGD:

  • Sees and looks for meibomian glands,
  • Detects automatically their presence/absence,
  • Calculates the percentage of loss area of the glands.


The detection that can be performed with the ICP MGD are of fundamental importance for ophthalmologists, veterinary ophthalmologists and other professionals that are interested in meibomian glands.


The product subject to this document and its attachments is an electromedical appliance and therefore “medical device” within the meaning of Directive 93/42/EEC and subsequent amendments. It belongs to a family called “meibograph”, which consists of several models structurally very similar to each other, equipped with the same electrical part. The family is therefore considerable uniform in compliance with the essential requirements.

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After installation of the app, to be able to use the diagnostic ICP MGD, it is necessary to connect the iPad to the device through Wi-Fi connection.
You can use it freehand or using the appropriate support to insert into the slit lamp as follows. Its pin has been built in order to fit perfectly into the hole that you can see when the plate used for the tonometer is removed.



Do the patient have a seat comfortably using the chin holder and support for the front or just framing the eye of the patient sitting or standing, making sure that you and the patient stay still. Keep the device at a distance between 2cm and 10 cm from the patient.

Based on which eye to evaluate, put the camera of the instrument in front of the chosen eye.
Turn the upper or lower lid to frame and focus the Meibomian glands.
Adjust the focus lens to capture the images at the desired distance.

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