Automatic detection of Meibomian Glands

ICP can, in a guided way, detect the length and width of meibomian glands imaged by infrared meibography without requiring any input form the user.
The images are then automatically classified.

Meibomian glands

How does it work

System analysis takes images through a sensitive infrared camera (NIR) in order to locate in a guided way:
• The position detected from the image, valid both for upper and lower eyelids,
• Percentage of the loss area of meibomian glands, from the eyelid taken by the operator,
• Absent and present coloring area
• Grading scales to classify MGD in 4 different degrees (0-25% green, 25-50%yellow, 50-75% orange, 75%100% red)

Otherwise, it is possible to detect automatically the presence or absence of meibomian glands.


Problematic evaluation of the dry eye

For dry eye diagnosis are recommended a series of exams:
• Measurement of the blinking frequency and calculation of the inter blink interval
• Measurement of the height of the lower tear meniscus
• Measurement of the tear osmolarity (if available)
• Calculation of the tear film break up time (TFBUT) and the index of ocular protection (OPI)
• Classification of the corneal and conjunctival coloration with fluorescein
• Schirmer Test
• Phenol red test
• Quantification of the morphological characteristics of eyelids
• Squeezing: quantification of the squeezability and of the quality of the lipid component
• Meibography: quantification of atrophy.


Automatic detection  of meibomian glands

ICP PET can, with a good quality of image, in a guided way detect the length and width of meibomian glands imaged by infrared meibography without requiring any input from the user.
The images are then automatically classified.
The analysis of the glands happens in an automatic way thanks to the advanced recognition software that studies the eyelid through the use of dedicated filters in real time after the acquisition.


MGD is a frequent finding in dogs and cats, such as in human beings.

It is a chronic, diffuse abnormality of the meibomian glands, commonly characterized by terminal duct obstruction and/or qualitative/quantitative changes in the glandular secretion.
MGD may alter the tear film and cause clinical signs of eye irritation, clinically apparent inflammation, and ocular surface disease.

For this reason it is necessary to check constantly their condition.



It serves to build the morphology, diagnosis and drop out of the Meibomian Glands and for the diagnosis of the vital dysfunctions.
Meiboscopy is the visualization of the glands through trans-illumination of the eyelid with infrared light.
The software allows to analyze the working and not working areas, and to compare the glands of the patient with the diagnostic evaluation scales.

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