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

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 a strange dot under the skin on my face. It is at the center of my rosacea and I was wondering if it was anything (picture in profile).

I have a strange dot under the skin on my face. It is at the center of my rosacea and I was wondering if it was anything (picture in profile).

Health Care: Can’t see the pictures under your profile. You made this submission on HealthTap health/ medical education portion. Please use the HealthTap Prime or Concierge services if you are looking for a consultation. We are not able to make diagnoses or provide treatment on the health education site. ...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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What are ways to get my eyes from squinting in pictures?

What are ways to get my eyes from squinting in pictures?

See below: You may be a little light sensitive. Try to open those eyelids wide when you get your picture taken. You may have droopy eyelids and may want to consult an eye doctor. ...Read more

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Can someone detect a tumor when looking at pictures of eyes?

Can someone detect a tumor when looking at pictures of eyes?

Possibly: I assume you're talking about the appearance of the pupil (e.g., camera red eye). The difference may just be the angle of the eyes in relation to the camera, but it could also indicate a problem. If vision is normal in both eyes, a problem is unlikely. A complete ophthalmic exam would be able to confirm. ...Read more

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Could use your help docs! my eyes look all over the place in pictures..How to fix?

Photographs: When you are posing for pictures, close your eyes until just before the picture is taken. Have the photographer count down and open them at the last second. ...Read more

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What is it about your eyes that cause it to look red when taking pictures with flashes?

What is it about your eyes that cause it to look red when taking pictures with flashes?

Red reflex: A red light reflex in eyes in photos comes from light reflecting off the inside of the eye from a camera flash. Moving the flash further away from the lens of the camera will resolve this, or the redness can be removed with photo-editing software. ...Read more

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One of my eyes has a downward slope and is higher than the other. Noticed it in a baby picture. I am 49.

One of my eyes has a downward slope and is higher than the other. Noticed it in a baby picture. I am 49.

The real issue?: Nobody's face is perfectly symmetric. If you have a strabismus that's been missed so far, consider surgery. Stop looking at yourself so closely in a mirror -- it's not going to lead to anything helpful. Good looks in a man is 95% his physical fitness. Most of the rest is the way he carries himself, his good humor and the warmth that he can radiate. If it's not a serious cosmetic problem, forget it. ...Read more