What are the signs and symptoms of ocular rosacea?

Updated: Aug 14, 2018
  • Author: Agnieszka Kupiec Banasikowska, MD; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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Major features of ocular rosacea are as follows:

  • Lid margin telangiectasia
  • Interpalpebral conjunctival injection
  • Spade-shaped infiltrates in the cornea
  • Scleritis and sclerokeratitis

Secondary features of ocular rosacea are as follows:

  • "Honey crust" and collarette accumulation at the base of the lashes
  • Irregularity of the lid margin
  • Evaporative tear dysfunction (rapid tear breakup time)

Although ocular manifestations may precede the cutaneous signs by years, in many cases they develop concurrently with dermatologic manifestations.


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