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. Ocular rosacea affects roughly 20% of facial rosacea patients. Ocular rosacea can cause a burning sensation of the eyes. Ocular rosacea can look like inflamed or swollen eyelids. The eyes may become red or bloodshot and eye lashes sometimes fall out. Ocular rosacea symptoms can include iritis, conjunctivitis, blepharitis, hypopyoniritis, keratitis and even iridocyclitis. Ocular rosacea patients sometimes have clogged meibomian glands which produces oil and are located on the eyelid edges. Other ocular rosacea symptoms are styes or chalazion which the patient has a feeling of something in the eye. Also eye infections and eye ulcers tend to occur more often as well as an over growth of bloods vessels in the eye area as can be easily seen by the patient.
The average human body is about 65% water while the eye is 96% water. So start with hydration of your entire body and the facial skin problems and eye rosacea may disappear. The ocular rosacea symptoms are not a part of facial rosacea and vice versa. Nor is ocular rosacea in one of the severity stages of facial rosacea. 'Ocular rosacea, eye rosacea, rosacea eyes or ophthalmic rosacea' is totally apart from 'facial skin rosacea'. In addition to the red eyes that often look bloodshot and dry, the red edges of the eyelids sometimes has scales and crust. Some ocular rosacea patients may have a high degree of light sensitivity. Researches focusing on Significance of Demodex in Rosacea Care, Genetic Variants May Link to Rosacea, Study Differentiates Rosacea from Sun Damage.