Ocular rosacea is related to a common inflammatory condition affecting skin of the face and chest, as well as the eyes.Ocular rosacea (eyes) varies from patient to patient, just as facial rosacea varies, with no two patients being exactly alike in intensity or degree of loss of sight. Ocular Rosacea or eye rosacea has symptoms of redness, dryness of the eye resulting in a 'gritty feeling' that is most uncomfortable. For skin symptoms, doctors usually prescribe either a topical antibiotic (which is applied directly to the skin) or, in more severe cases, an oral antibiotic (taken by mouth). Ocular symptoms usually are treated with oral antibiotics, such as tetracycline or doxycycline, or with prescription eyedrops or ointments containing steroids. Artificial tear-type saline solutions can help to relieve some of the symptoms of ocular rosacea by keeping eyes well-moisturized
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