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Ocular Rosacea Eye Drops
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
Optician diagnosed allergy: sodium cromoglicate for stinging prickly eyes. Worried as forgot to mention facial rosacea. Ocular rosacea or allergy?
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
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
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
Can doc tell the difference between ocular rosacea and an allergic reaction? (trigger uncertain.) Burning sensation. Prickly lids. Have facial rosacea
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
Will the use of Maxitrol (dexamethasone neomycin and polymyxin) eye drops, for 2 days (one drop four times daily) definitely cause dendrites in non-stromal-keratitis ocular HSV?
No: Not likely but definitely wise to use prophylactic anti-viral just in case. ...Read more
I'm 19 years old and have rosacea fulminans or pyoderma facile. Is having tired eyes a common symptom?
Rosacea: If involves the eyes, itchy watery burning eyes with sensitivity to light is the result. ...Read more
I woke up yesterday with a red dot under my eye, in a place that had some severe swelling as of late due to a rosacea flare up. Will it go away?
Most likely: Yes in all likelihood, it will probably disappear. ...Read more
Swellings under eyes (2 symettrical) Do not hurt, slightly red, no change (1 year.) Rosacea? But no change after ointment + tetracycline (2mth)
Lower eye issue: Best to seek OLY IN PERSON evaluations. It could be many dx's.! ...Read more
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
I just got received a prescription for rosacea in my eyes. Is there a common side effect with it?
Prescribed what?: Re do your question and tell us the drug. ...Read more
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
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
Red bumps, with head I was told I have rosacea but it's sooo itchy idk what to do, and I don't want to scratch my face. The metronidazole cream made it more itchy. What can I try for this itching that is safe while breastfeeding?
Skin disorder: Would suggest you see a dermatologist who can put this in the proper perspective and who can answer your questions appropriately. ...Read more
Not available: They do not have it in the us as an eye drop. ...Read more
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
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
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
Depends: On what the drops are. But in general I would say you should probably replace them. ...Read more