Some ocular rosacea links to get you started

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Some ocular rosacea links to get you started

Postby David Pascoe » Mon Jul 09, 2007 2:04 am

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Re: Some ocular rosacea links to get you started

Postby Dan » Sat Sep 15, 2007 5:21 pm

Thanks David. These are excellent links.

The RSRP includes a few additional links that people may find helpful:

RSRP: Ocular Rosacea

Hope people find this information helpful as well...
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Re: Some ocular rosacea links to get you started

Postby sarah » Wed Oct 03, 2007 11:47 am

HI I HAVE BOTH ROSACEA AND OCULAR ROSACEA I HAVE BEEN TAKING A TETRACYCLINE FOR NINE MONTHS AND WAS WONDERING IF ORACEA IS AS EFFECTIVE FOR OCULAR ROSACEA AS IT IS FOR ROSACEA IN THE FACE? THANKS SARAH
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Re: Some ocular rosacea links to get you started

Postby David Pascoe » Wed Oct 03, 2007 12:29 pm

Hi Sarah,

I don't think there has been any studies specifically with low dose doxycycline and ocular rosacea, but I would expect it to be as effective for ocular symptoms as facial symptoms. If you are on a higher dose to break the inflammatory cycle and get relief from your syptoms, I'd be inclined to stay on the higher dose until your doctor is happy with the results. Perhaps then a lower dose might be a good option.

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Re: Some ocular rosacea links to get you started

Postby Brighteyes » Tue Feb 19, 2008 11:38 pm

A great place for ocular rosacea info and products is at the Dry Eye Zone:

http://www.dryeyezone.com

Specifically, I recommend the Dry Eye Talk forum and the Dry Eye Shop.
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Re: Some ocular rosacea links to get you started

Postby Aurelia » Mon Feb 15, 2010 10:34 am

Dan wrote:The RSRP includes a few additional links that people may find helpful:

RSRP: Ocular Rosacea

Just wanted to endorse one particular link Dan provided on our Rosacea Support Resource Pages, which is for the emedicine site. Whatever the emedicine people put together is generally excellent - high-quality material written by medically-trained experts. Personally, I think their section on ocular rosacea is so good, it should be a high-priority read for anyone with ocular rosacea or 'general' rosacea with even occasional eye discomfort.

http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1197341-overview

It was written by J Bradley Randleman, MD, an Associate Professor in the Department of Ophthalmology, Emory University School of Medicine, with two coauthors: Evan S Loft, MD, Staff Physician in Emory’s Department of Ophthalmology, and C Diane Song, MD, Chief of Ophthalmology at Asheville Veterans Affairs Medical Center in North Carolina.

Those struggling with ocular rosacea and unsure of what treatments are appropriate might be particularly grateful for the section on Treatment & Medication:

http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1197341-treatment

Some interesting statistics:

- 50-60% of patients with rosacea experience ocular complications.

- Ocular signs and symptoms may occur prior to cutaneous manifestations in 20% of patients with rosacea.

- The occurrence of ocular manifestations is approximately equal between men and women.

- No correlation exists between the severity of ocular disease and the severity of facial rosacea.

- Approximately 5% of patients with rosacea manifest corneal disease.

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Re: Some ocular rosacea links to get you started

Postby RedRoses » Thu Dec 22, 2011 10:56 pm

http://www.agingeye.net/dryeyes/dryeyes ... atment.php

This is a link on many eye drops and ointments currently on the market.
There is other info. on dry eyes that I found useful.

If you use drops daily you are best to avoid any that have a preservative called Benazlkonium Chloride (a.k.a. BAK). I notice most of the ones on the market that contain BAK have it in such a small concentration that it 'should' be safe, but I have decided to just avoid it altogether because I use drops frequently throughout the day.

BAK can hurt the cornea; that is the risk.
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Re: Some ocular rosacea links to get you started

Postby oopsiedaisy » Wed May 09, 2012 8:01 pm

David,

Thank you for posting these.

I just developed (the docs think) Ocular Rosacea after 7 years of "just" having facial Rosacea, and I've been feeling pretty down about it.

Not excited about the idea of Doxy, and hoping some of the more conservative treatments (compresses, etc.) will work.

Thanks again.
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Re: Some ocular rosacea links to get you started

Postby David Pascoe » Thu May 10, 2012 1:47 am

All the best in finding relief !
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Re: Some ocular rosacea links to get you started

Postby oopsiedaisy » Thu May 10, 2012 4:34 am

Honestly right now I am just scared.

My eyes don't seem to be improving, and I am having recurrent styes in the left one.

I will probably go blind, given my luck.
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