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Can rosacea involve the eyes?

Can rosacea involve the eyes?

Not the eye itself: Rosacea is a skin condition and as such can affect the eyelids and the skin around the eyes. This can be very uncomfortable and troubling but it does not involve the eye itself. ...Read more

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Rosacea (Definition)

A chronic skin condition that usually affects just the face, causing redness, pimples, nose swelling, and thin red ...Read more


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Can selsun blue be used around the eyes and eyelids?

Can selsun blue be used around the eyes and eyelids?

It will burn : If it gets in your eyes, it will burn as other shampoos would. Keep your eyes closed, but if it does get in your eyes, flush it out with water thoroughly. ...Read more

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Can dermabrasion damage the skin under the eyes?

Can dermabrasion damage the skin under the eyes?

No: Dermabrasion removes superficial skin layers and should not damage the skin if performed properly. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use corticosteroids around the skin surrounding the eyes. Outer corners of both eyes get eczema. Thanks.

Is it safe to use corticosteroids around the skin surrounding the eyes. Outer corners of both eyes get eczema. Thanks.

No: You might get away with it, but corticosteroids have a small, but real risk of causing cataracts and glaucoma as well as a peculiar rash known as "perioral dermatitis". We prefer to use tacrolimus ointment or sirolimus cream as these are very effective but are not steroids and probably are free of risks. They are much more expensive, but a small tube used on eyelid eczema will last 2 or 3 years. ...Read more

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Can facing the sun with eyes closed damage vision?

Can facing the sun with eyes closed damage vision?

No: The risk of staring at the sun is with the open eyes as the light could be focused on the retina and damage the light receptors. It is annoying to have the sun shining for a lengthy period on the eyes, and that is why those sun shields which look like two cups held together with a connecting rod are so popular on the beach. ...Read more

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What can treat itching eyes on the outside of the eye?

What can treat itching eyes on the outside of the eye?

Depends!: Your question sounds like you are referring to the outer corners where the lids come together, the "skin". This area can often become irritated / chapped from excess upper lid skin or excessive tearing. I find it helpful with my patients to wash and dry the area twice a day a place a very thin coating of petroleum jelly there (vaseline). ...Read more

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Can chlamydia occur other places like the eyes, nose or lips?

Can chlamydia occur other places like the eyes, nose or lips?

Yes: Conjunctivitis, trachoma, ophthalmia neonatorum are among the complications of chlamydia infections. ...Read more

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Describe how different allergens interact in the eye, nose or the ear?

Describe how different allergens interact in the eye, nose or the ear?

The allergen binds : To eosinophils, mast cells or other cells and cause the release of histamines which cause the allergy symptoms. ...Read more

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What relieves itching eyes on the outside of the eye, more like the eyelids area?

What relieves itching eyes on the outside of the eye, more like the eyelids area?

Try these: I typically recommend moisturizing/lubricating eye drops as a first approach for these symptoms. If this isn't sufficient then next i'd usually suggest an allergy eye drop (anti-histamine). Avoid long-term decongestant drop usage. Also, if you wear it, consider whether you might be reacting to makeup or some other topical facial product you're using. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can inferior scleral show cause dry eyes, which then leads your eyelids to droop due to your eyes being dry from the scleral show?

Can inferior scleral show cause dry eyes, which then leads your eyelids to droop due to your eyes being dry from the scleral show?

Sounds like a cycle.: No scleral show does not always cause eyes to be dry. One must look at the eyelid function and reason for scleral show, ie thyroid eye disease. ...Read more

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Can constantly rubbing eyes cause the eyelid to droop?

Can constantly rubbing eyes cause the eyelid to droop?

Lid droop: Yes, years of constant rubbing of the eye can weaken the muscles in charge of keeping the lid in its proper position. Intermittent lid drop or ptosis without a history of long term lid rubbing can be evaluated by an eyemd to assess its cause. ...Read more

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Can Retinol or other skin care ingredients used under the eye cause blurred vision?

Can Retinol or other skin care ingredients used under the eye cause blurred vision?

Yes: Though uncommon, one of the listed side effects of Vitamin A / Retinol can be blurry vision (also, rarely, bleeding in the lungs, bone pain, breathing difficulty, changes in immune function. Any creams that can clog meibomian glands can also cause blurry vision. More info at [email protected] ...Read more

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Can travatan z cause eye pain around the eye and into the sinuses?

Can travatan z cause eye pain around the eye and into the sinuses?

No: These side effects are not even in the product insert. No travatan z is not the cause of your symptoms. ...Read more

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Can eczema cause bruising around the eye? Or could scratching the eczema cause the bruising?

Can eczema cause bruising around the eye? Or could scratching the eczema cause the bruising?

Yes: The skin is so much thinner in these areas and shows inflammation and irritation more easily. Scratching to an already bruised area will show more quickly. Don't scratch! use medication prescribed by an ophthalmologist to minimize the itching and dryness. ...Read more

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What can cause redness on the sclera of the eye?

What can cause redness on the sclera of the eye?

The list is long: Redness of the sclera or the covering conjunctiva is due to dilated blood vessels on either surface. The possible reasons for this phenomenon are dry eye, infection of the eye, inflammation inside of the eye, irritation to the surface of the eye, blood, chronic dilation of the blood vessels from poor sleep or chronic use of visine. You will need to see your eye doctor to determine the cause. ...Read more

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What are the disadvantages or risks of plugging the tear ducts for dry eye condition that can't be relieved by eye drops?

Risks: Plugs are relatively safe. However, there is a chance you could feel the plug or that you end up with too much tears. A buried plug may require an even more invasive procedure if that plug ever needed to be removed. Lastly, there is a theory that dry eyes is due to inflammation on the eye surface, and that plugs could hasten the progression of dry eyes by trapping the inflammatory cells. ...Read more

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Can rosacea spread to other parts of my body?

Can rosacea spread to other parts of my body?

No: Rosacea is limited to the face, especially cheeks, forehead and in severe cases, the nose. It can also affect the eyes (ocular rosacea). ...Read more

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Can blepharitis cause edema under the eye?

Can blepharitis cause edema under the eye?

Occasionally: If the blepharitis is chronic or severe or you are unusually sensitive, tissues surrounding the inflammation can leak fluid which is carried downwards in the deeper tissues to cause swelling lower in the lid. See your ophthalmologist for the most effective treatment. ...Read more

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Need suggestions to relieve the dryness of the mouth and eyes that is caused by sicca syndrome?

Need suggestions to relieve the dryness of the mouth and eyes that is caused by sicca syndrome?

Sicca: Sicca syndrome or Sjogrens syndrome can be frustrating. There are many treatment options for dry eye & mouth. See [email protected] for full list "Step Ladder for Dry Eye"; Autologous Serum works very well for my Sicca patients. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Can rosacea involve the eyes?

Not the eye itself: Rosacea is a skin condition and as such can affect the eyelids and the skin around the eyes. This can be very uncomfortable and troubling but it does not involve the eye itself. ...Read more

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Why when i wake up i feel my eyes burning and it makes me feel like i didn't have a good night sleep? I've been diagnose with rosacea, does that matte

Rosacea: Rosacea affects the eyes causing blepharitis and keratitis. You should make an appointment with an ophthalmologist to find out what's going on and to discuss your treatment options. ...Read more

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I think acne rosacea is causing my eyes to turn red. What should I do?

I think acne rosacea is causing my eyes to turn red. What should I do?

Ocular Rosacea: Rosacea can cause:dry eyes &meibomian gland dysfunction. There are many therapy options: best to start naturally (warm compresses, diluted baby shampoo scrubs) & artificial tears & move up a "ladder approach" to antibiotic cream, otc artificial tears. More info at: http://eyedoc2020.Blogspot.Com/2013/04/best-step-ladder-approach-to-dry-eye. ...Read more

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Has anyone actually cured acne rosacea, blefarittis, sties and dry eyes?

Has anyone actually cured acne rosacea, blefarittis, sties and dry eyes?

Chronic diseases: These diseases are chronic in nature but can be controlled with treatment. Treatments include artificial tears during the day, warm compresses and scrubs, oral tetracycline agent, ointment at night, and other medications depending related issues. ...Read more

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Using metronidazole (netrogel) on face for rosacea. However, i also have this breakout around my eyes. Is it ok to use around my eye?

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Using metronidazole (netrogel) on face for rosacea. However, i also have this breakout around my eyes. Is it ok to use around my eye?

See your doctor: Metronidazole gel is meant for use on the skin. Because it is not an ophthalmic preparation, it is generally not recommended to apply on or near the eyelid. If your breakout is near your eyelids, have your doctor evaluate it to determine if you have ocular rosacea or seborrhiec dermatitis of the eyes. Treatment depends on the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Optician diagnosed allergy: sodium cromoglicate for stinging prickly eyes.Worried as forgot to mention facial rosacea. Ocular rosacea or allergy?

Optician diagnosed allergy: sodium cromoglicate for stinging prickly eyes.Worried as forgot to mention facial rosacea. Ocular rosacea or allergy?

See opthalmologist: Optician specializes in refraction and not diseases. Allergy is associated with itchy as would be ocular rosacea. I suspect that your problem is more likley form dry eye. ...Read more

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Taking doxycycline--briefly cured ocular rosacea. Now have red, sore eyes from allergies.Treatment? 

Diagnosis first: If our eyes actually hurt, you need to see an ophthalmologist (eye doctor, md) asap. If red an ditch along with some discomfort (but no pain), use cold compresses, rinse y our eyes with artificial tears such as genteal, referesh or systane and take antihistamine drops (for instance ketotifen [zaditor, alaway). Don't take those that "takes the red out of y our eyes!" no better, see the eye doctor. ...Read more

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I have blepharitis and ocular rosacea. Today I noticed clear blister about the size of a pin head where lower lid meets eye. It burst but can see it.

I have blepharitis and ocular rosacea. Today I noticed clear blister about the size of a pin head where lower lid meets eye. It burst but can see it.

Meibomian gland: dysfunction from blepharitis can cause meibomian gland cysts to occur. Good lid hygiene with diligent lid scrubs found over the counter is a good start. Your ophthalmologist can treat you with medication or procedures to alleviate the symptoms and sometimes eliminate the cause. ...Read more

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How would I know if my toddler’s rosy cheeks are a side effect of teething or rosacea?

How would I know if my toddler’s rosy cheeks are a side effect of teething or rosacea?

Are they drooling?: Facial rashes from teething are actually the result of excessive drooling that often accompanies teething. If they are drooling this is the most likely cause. If they are not drooling then it is something else. Rosacea, however, is very rare in toddlers. If you do not think this is the result of teething then perhaps an evaluation by a pediatric dermatologist is in order. ...Read more

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How to help my rosacea?

How to help my rosacea?

Rosacea: There are many treatment choices for rosacea depending on the severity and extent of symptoms. Available medical treatments include antibacterial washes, topical creams, antibiotic pills, lasers, pulsed-light therapies, photodynamic therapy, and isotretinoin. ...Read more

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