This is a condition in which the natural luster of the eye is wanting. It is occasioned by excessive secretion of matter by the meibomian glands, which are excited to abnormal activity by irritation, or inflammation of the edges of the lids, which are usually red and irritable. The term is also applied to a condition in which the natural secretions of the eye are wanting, which is generally the result of long continued inflammation, particularly of chronic granulations

The Treatment of Blear Eyes

When due to excessive secretion of fatty matter, from irritation of the lids, the same treatment recommended for the preceding affection should be employed. When due to deficient secretion, the disease is generally incurable, on account of the great changes which take place in the mucous membrane. It may be much relieved, however, by applying a few drops of milk to the eye several times a day, or a little glycerine in the proportion of a teaspoonful to a tablespoonful of soft water.