How is ocular rosacea treated?

Updated: Mar 03, 2020
  • Author: Jitander Dudee, MD, MA(Cantab), FACS, FRCOphth; Chief Editor: Edsel Ing, MD, MPH, FRCSC  more...
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Rosacea is caused by inherent defects in the body's immune system and vasoregulatory processes. Treatment is directed toward symptomatic control and disease prevention rather than cure.

When treating ocular rosacea, a stepwise approach can be undertaken, using first lid hygiene and artificial tears, followed by topical and oral anti-inflammatory medications, with late surgical intervention as required.


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