Ocular rosacea is inflammation of the eye that occurs as a result of rosacea, a chronic, inflammatory condition that affects the skin on your face, nose and forehead. Many people with skin rosacea develop ocular rosacea, usually in combination with skin symptoms, but occasionally ocular rosacea occurs by itself. 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.
Among the patients had signs of ocular disease, most commonly erythema and telangiectasia, meibomian gland dysfunction, and ciliary base injection was observed. Significant improvement (P,.08) for scales, erythema and telangiectasia, ciliary base injection, bulbar injection, papillary hypertrophy, and punctate epithelial erosions was seen. Average tear break-up time for the patients with rosacea was 2.7 seconds, which improved to 8.8 seconds after 5 weeks of treatment (P = .002). Researches focusing on Rosacea: The Blessing of the Celts - An Approach to Pathogenesis Through Translational Research.Limbal Stem Cell Transplantation for Soft Contact Lens Wear-Related Limbal Stem Cell Deficiency.