Ocular Rosacea

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Eye & Tear System

Ocular Rosacea

Studies suggest that more than 50% of people with rosacea have ocular manifestations ranging from minor irritation to severe ocular symptoms. While ocular rosacea is most often associated with those who have facial rosacea symptoms, studies also suggest that up to 20% of people with ocular rosacea may not exhibit signs of facial rosacea.

Ocular manifestations may include the following symptoms (among others):

  • Dryness
  • Redness
  • Itching
  • Burning
  • Styes (chalazions)
  • Eyelid telangiectasias
  • Blepharitis
  • Meibomian gland dysfunction

The following article contains additional useful information about ocular rosacea symptoms and treatments:

eMedicine: Ocular Rosacea

The following threads (see initial post and replies) on the Rosacea Support Group also contains much useful information about symptoms and treatments:

Rosacea Support Group: Ocular Rosacea-Very Long
Rosacea Support Group: Severe Ocular Rosacea, please help

Useful links:

National Rosacea Society: Ocular Rosacea Can Threaten Sight
Rosacea News: Treating ocular rosacea (from the AAO)
EyeWorld Magazine: Ocular rosacea an underdiagnosed condition in children
Ocular Rosacea: Dr. Eric Jones, MD
Ocular Rosacea: Dr. Mark J. Mannis, MD
Ocular Rosacea: Curse of the Celts and Celebs A 25 minute video by Heather Potter, MD, an Ophthalmologist on the latest in Ocular Rosacea Treatments.