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. Ocular rosacea primarily affects adults between the ages of 30 and 50. It seems to develop in people who tend to blush and flush easily.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.
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. Most of the Doctors will prescribe long-acting tetracyclines such as doxycycline, which can be taken once or twice a day. Furthermore, doxycycline, unlike traditional tetracycline, can be taken with food and milk products without preventing absorption in the body. Researches focusing on 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, Tear Osmolarity and Tear Film Parameters in Patients With Ocular Rosacea. Researches are going in National Rosacea Society.