No. Warm compresses can be too hot (in excess of 120ºF) and potentially damage the eyelid skin and underlying cornea, or too cold (below 100ºF) and fail to melt the inspissated glandular secretions. MiBo delivers emissive heat at 108℃F through a silver (.925) eye pad with ultrasound gel which allows the heat to penetrate to the glands. Warm compresses, because they hold limited heat, lose their therapeutic effect in less than a minute.
Warm compresses, while not as effective as MiBo, have been used successfully for decades in the chronic management of evaporative dry eye. They remain an important adjunct.