Some of our patients find cleaning the eyelids to be very beneficial. We prefer lid foams, which can be used to gently remove lid debris (dried oils, and cellular material). However, we do not like lid scrub pads. These pads can be quite abrasive. As the problem in MGD is inflammation, we find that “scrubbing” irritated skin with a corrugated pad often exacerbates this issue. We have several lid foam products in our office we can show you. One of our favorites is OCuSoft lid foam.