Ocular rosacea is inflammation that causes redness, burning and itching of the eyes. It often develops in people who have rosacea, a chronic skin condition that affects the face. Sometimes ocular, or eye, rosacea is the first sign that you may later develop the facial type. Hong Kong has a high prevalence of Ocular Rosacea. In a large survey conducted in 1997, it was found that 14% of Hong Kong children between 6 and 7 years of age and 24% of 13-14-year olds were affected by allergic rhinoconjunctivitis. Another survey conducted by a local university in 2009 revealed that about 30% of Hong Kong children less than 12 years old were affected by Ocular Rosacea.
Medications and a good eye-care routine can help control the signs and symptoms. But treatment doesn't cure ocular rosacea. It often recurs after an apparent remission.Ocular rosacea can usually be controlled with medication and home eye care. But these steps don't cure the condition, which often remains chronic or recurs after an apparent remission. Prescribed drugs for temporary use are oral antibiotics, such as tetracycline, doxycycline, erythromycin and minocycline. For severe disease, you may need to take an antibiotic for a longer time. The use of facial modeling and analysis to objectively quantify facial redness.Rosacea Blepharoconjunctivitis Treated with a Novel Preparation of Dilute Povidone Iodine and Dimethylsulfoxide: a Case Report and Review of the Literature.Tear Osmolarity and Tear Film Parameters in Patients With Ocular Rosacea.