Ocular rosacea is related to a common inflammatory condition affecting skin of the face and chest, as well as the eyes. While the exact cause of rosacea is unknown, the condition may be associated with inherited tendencies and environmental factors such as excessive sun exposure. When ocular rosacea is present, treatment usually consists of lid hygiene measures that include daily cleansing: Moistened Q-tips can remove debris and oily secretions.Some eye doctors advise cleansing with dilute baby shampoo, while others believe plain water is best.
Recent studies indicate that between 6 to 18 percent of people diagnosed with acne rosacea — so named because it resembles acne — also have ocular symptoms.* Other reports say the number of rosacea patients with eye symptoms could be as high as 60 percent. Rosacea itself seems to occur in 1 to 10 percent of the general population. Kaposi's Varicelliform Eruption During Long-term Treatment of Rosacea with 0.03% Tacrolimus Ointment. Topical Therapy Primer for Nondermatologists.Sebocytes differentially express and secrete adipokines. The effects of the El Niño Southern Oscillation on skin and skin-related diseases: a message from the International Society of Dermatology Climate Change Task Force.