Most people are familiar with the term rosacea, but not everyone has heard about ocular rosacea, a dermatologic condition that is associated with a chronic inflammatory condition that tends to affect the eye area, usually the eyes and eyelids. While the exact cause is unknown, it is widely speculated that ocular rosacea is associated with environmental factors like excessive sun exposure, as well as genetics. Many people that are diagnosed with acne rosacea also have ocular symptoms, which consist of bumpy red skin lesions, pimples and tiny vessels across the face. Mild itching and eye redness are also traits of this condition, and if left untreated the inflammation can lead to a corneal infection. Fortunately, there are numerous ways to treat the skin. It is important to moisturize the skin on your face in order to decrease the severity of dryness. Read
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Other treatment methods for ocular rosacea include an extensive lid hygiene regimen that includes moistened qtips to remove debris and oily secretions along with an antibiotic steroid treatment. Tetracyclines are often prescribed in order to decrease the amount of oil secreted. Dry eye syndrome is another symptom of this condition that can be treated with artificial tear drops and a humidifier. In some cases, a topical metronidazole can be used on the skin as well for its anti inflammatory properties. Check out
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