Which medications in the drug class Retinoid-like Agents are used in the treatment of Ocular Rosacea?

Updated: Mar 03, 2020
  • Author: Jitander Dudee, MD, MA(Cantab), FACS, FRCOphth; Chief Editor: Edsel Ing, MD, MPH, FRCSC  more...
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Retinoid-like Agents

Decrease sebaceous gland size and sebum production. May inhibit sebaceous gland differentiation and abnormal keratinization.

Isotretinoin (Amnesteem, Claravis, Myorisan, Sotrel)

Reduces sebum production and sebaceous follicle size.

Tretinoin topical (Avita, Retin-A, Retin-A Micro, Ronova)

Structurally related to vitamin A. Reduces sebum production and sebaceous follicle size. Makes keratinocytes in sebaceous follicles less adherent and easier to remove. May help restore sun-damaged skin. Long-term, low-dose therapy may be suitable for selected patients.

Inhibits microcomedo formation and eliminates lesions present. Available as 0.025%, 0.05%, and 0.1% creams. Available also as 0.01% and 0.025% gels.

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