If you have Rosacea and suffer from eye problems such as irritation, inflammation, decreased vision, or conjunctivitis, you could be suffering from Ocular Rosacea and should seek treatment from your doctor.
In order for an ophthalmologist to make a diagnosis, they will need to examine your symptoms, and your treatment will depend on the symptoms and the severity of the disease.
Ocular Rosacea Eye Problems
Some of the symptoms are:
Red, dry, itching, or burning eyes
Sensitivity to light
The feeling of grittiness in the eyes
Blurred vision or other vision problems
Eyelids that become inflamed and swollen
Some people with Ocular Rosacea have reported that certain triggers can cause their condition to be worse.
The triggers include:
Heat (including hot baths)
Very cold temperatures
Hot or spicy foods and drinks
Ocular Rosacea Treatment
Ocular Rosacea symptoms are usually treated with oral antibiotics, such as Tetracycline or Doxycycline. Your doctor may also prescribe eye drops to increase tear production. They may also recommend that you use a humidifier or prescribe silicone plugs to close the tear drainage ducts especially if you live in a dry climate.
Although there is no cure for Ocular Rosacea, the good news is that it can be treated in order to alleviate and lessen the symptoms.
Ways to help with Ocular Rosacea
Keep eyelids and eyelashes clean
Wash the eyelids daily with diluted baby shampoo on a warm wet washcloth to help keep the tear glands clear and unblocked. To gently clean the corners of the eyes, place a hot compress on your eyes for five minutes before the diluted baby shampoo is used.
Use hot compress
Apply a warm moist washcloth to the eyes several times a day. This will be helpful for the infection.
Remove eye make up
Remove all eye make up before going to bed, and scrub the lashes very gently using diluted baby shampoo.
Replace eye makeup
Doctors recommend replacing eye makeup every three to four months as there is a good chance of bacterial growth from the applicator after using it on your eyelids.
By replacing your eye makeup you can easily solve the problem of flaring or the worsening of Ocular Rosacea symptoms.
New concepts for Ocular Rosacea treatment
Some doctors believe natural treatments are your best options because they work better, and they don’t have the serious side effects of conventional Rosacea medicines. For many people, using the right natural treatments will provide long term relief from Ocular Rosacea.
At the ARA UK, we are here to support you by providing professional advice and referrals to clinics near you, who can help you get the best treatment and results possible. So forget the impossible standards, you deserve to feel beautiful in your own skin, rosacea or no rosacea, and that is why we are here!
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