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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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Rosacea (Definition)

A condition of the thinning of skin where you can see blood vessels ...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?  

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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What's the difference between blepharitis and ocular rosacea?

What's the difference between blepharitis and ocular rosacea?

Lids v. face: Blepharitis is a dandruff like inflammation of the eyelids causing redness, itching, crusting and sometimes loss of lashes. Rosacea is condition of unknown origin causing redness and crusting of the mid-face and sometimes involving the eyelids. Treatment overlaps between these two conditions and both are treatable. Rosacea can cause permanent skin changes if not dealt with. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have seborrheic dermatitis or ocular rosacea?

How can I tell if I have seborrheic dermatitis or ocular rosacea?

See your doctor: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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What is the differences between brinzolamide and dorzolamide as topical eye drops with timolol for reducing ocular hypertension?

What is the differences between brinzolamide and dorzolamide as topical eye drops with timolol for reducing ocular hypertension?

Same: Brinzolamide and dorzolamide are both carbonic anhydase inhibitors. They lower pressure by stopping the enzyme that helps produce fluid in the eye. They are both sulfa compound derivatives. ...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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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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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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Using metronidazole (netrogel) on face for rosacea. However, I also have this breakout around my eyes. Is it ok to use around my eye?

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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Is it safe for me to swim with occular rosacea?

Go with the advice: Of your ophthalmologist. They would know your situation best. ...Read more

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How do eye drops help you eyes?

Depends on problem: There are many types of eye drops. For bacterial infections, antibiotic eye drops kill the germ. For allergies, antihistamine eye drops stop the irritation. And so forth. ...Read more

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Should I use eye drops if my eyes itch?

Should I use eye drops if my eyes itch?

Allergy: There are many good over the counter as well as prescription medication drops for treating allergy symptoms of the eyes. ...Read more

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Is Rohto Ice eye drops bad for your eyes?

Is Rohto Ice eye drops bad for your eyes?

If prolonged use: One of the main ingredients is Tetrahydrozoline HCI (0.05%) which is also found in Visine and other "get the red out" drops. Its a vasoconstrictor (ergo eyes seem to whiten), and occasional use is okay. However prolonged use can cause rebound effect and can make the situation worse. ...Read more

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Can contact solution be used as eye drops?

Can contact solution be used as eye drops?

Meh: Not the greatest idea because of the preservatives that are in it. Best using drops designed for the purpose for which you will use them. ...Read more

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Which eye drops can be given to a 13wks baby?

Which eye drops can be given to a 13wks baby?

Many: Many different drops can be used depending on the diagnosis to a 13 wk old baby. But do not self prescribe any drops. Please take the baby to an ophthalmologist for proper diagnosis and rx. ...Read more

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I got itchi eyes, should I just use eye drops?

I got itchi eyes, should I just use eye drops?

Itchy: If from dry eyes you need to increase lubrication and decrease evaporation. If allergic try to remove possible allergens. Air filters, remove animals, change soaps, detergents, bedding in a step wise manner. ...Read more

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Do you know which eye drops for contacts is best?

Do you know which eye drops for contacts is best?

Contacts: FreshKote made by Focus Lbs has proven to be the best so far with Contact lenses. Contains no preservatives. ...Read more

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What to do if I have been given oftlar eye drops.?

What to do if I have been given oftlar eye drops.?

Prescribed?: Talk with your prescribing physician and ask how to correctly use the medication. I'm unfamiliar with this product in the USA. It's formula is similar to ibuprofen. As an NSAID, it generally is used for postoperative management after cataract surgery usually with products much more in common practice, such as ketorolac, nevanac, illevro, prolensa, just to name a few. There are other uses as well. ...Read more

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Are previously frozen eye drops safe to use again?

Are previously frozen eye drops safe to use again?

Depends: On what the drops are. But in general I would say you should probably replace them. ...Read more