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. Prevelance of Ocular Rosacea in Sweden was 30%.The precise pathophysiology of rosacea remains unclear but is comprised of both vascular dysregulation and altered immune system responses and inflammatory changes.
The appropriate treatment of Ocular Rosacea was oral medication of 250 mg four times a day or 500 mg twice a day of tetracycline or 100 mg twice a day of doxycycline. Tetracycline has been anecdotally and scientifically proven to alleviate patients’ symptoms the fastest; Erythromycin, in the same dosages, can be substituted in children younger than 10, in nursing mothers and in women in the childbearing years. Researches focusing on Phytochemical and Botanical Therapies for Rosacea, Erythema of Rosacea, Extrafacial rosacea with predominant scalp involvement.