Rosacea may cause your eyes to feel dry, burning, and itchy. Your eyes may become red, swollen, and sensitive to light. You may develop blurred vision and excess tearing.
DiagnosisYour doctor can diagnose rosacea by examining your skin. An ophthalmologist can evaluate your eyes for the condition.
Eye-related rosacea is treated with antibiotics and steroid eye drops. Your doctor will instruct you how to carefully wash your eyelids.
Am I at RiskWomen experience rosacea more frequently than men do. It is more common in people between the ages of 30 and 60. Other risk factors for rosacea include:
• Certain medications, such as some blood pressure medications.
• Fair skin
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