... First, do a search on "ocular rosacea" and see if that fits your situation. I have recently been diagnosed with it. I went on oral doxycycline for a month and that helped settle down "some" of the problems. I then had dissolvable plugs put into my tearducts to keep my eyes from drying so badly. More recently I began some short term steroid drops to help settle things down... (1 replies)
... I am fairly sure I have ocular rosacea. I do have skin rosacea. I was diagnosed with dry eye and given restasis. Still my eyes are red, dry and irritated. ... (1 replies)
... I was diagnosed with everything from blepharitis, dry eye, Episcleritis, ocular Rosacea, etc. It's getting old. ... (12 replies)
... I've been following your messages. I, too, have blepharitis and mebomianitis with ocular rosacea. I had blepharitis twice before this episode and was able to clear it up each time in about a month with compresses and lid scrubs. ... (36 replies)
... hot massage of the lids while I'm in the shower or just after washing my face at night. I have been off Doxy now for over a month. I continue the Restasis and plan to stay on that for awhile. The other thing I am doing is taking grapeseed extract 100mg a day. ... (488 replies)
... Amy, I keep trying to reply to this post but am anable. I hope you keep checking this site until I get this figures out.
Suzan (488 replies)
I am glad that you had a great trip despite pink eye and the flu. I am also very glad that your eyes are doing better. I have enjoyed reading your posts here because it gives me some hope. I have tried to post here with my story several times but it just goes puff, so I am just going to sent this short ditty to see if it works.
Suzan (488 replies)
... I have since also been told that I have ocular rosacea which makes some sense given that over the last few years, my face has grown a bit redder. ... (488 replies)
... I'm still plugging along on the Restasis now at 5 wks. No change really. ... (488 replies)
... ocular rosacea really get the short end of the stick. Anyway, I now have all four plugs in place. The result.......I finally have tears. ... (488 replies)
... Well, I've been taking Restasis 6 days and my eyes are extremely irritated. They burn for a long time after each application. ... (488 replies)
... s even recommended for that. I was using it for tear production and it sort of made my eyes feel oily in a not good way, but then I don't think it agreed with my ocular rosacea. HOWEVER, from the 3rd or 4th day, I noticed a great increase in my saliva. ... (488 replies)
... D I guess that can be the way it is with ocular rosacea, but I definitely think there is more at play here. I am severely lacrimal deficient. ... (488 replies)
... Dr. Nase's book is very good but if you don't have a lot of the facial problems it might not be necessary. The book has a lot more info about the facial rosacea than the ocular...but there still is quite a bit of info on the ocular issues. He does go over the various treatments, cleaning, etc... ... (488 replies)
... itary episode of pink eye that was treated with Tobramycin. Eye inf cleared up nicely, but left me with dry red scratchy burning eyes. I have done steroids and Restasis with no help. Now I am taking Doxycycline because of the diagnosis of ocular rosacea. ... (488 replies)
... Apparently, allergies can worsen Rosacea so I assume the eyes as well. I did see an allergist when this all first started and I'm allergic to dust. I plan to talk to the doc about it next visit. ... (488 replies)
... due to ocular rosacea. Bingo. I am finally putting all the pieces together. Now I know why my skin has been reddened for awhile. Currently, I am on Doxy 50 mg twice a day. ... (12 replies)
... ays to you this week. Hopefully he will find that pressure down and nothing to worry about. Something interesting that I found out, Flonase could possibly affect rosacea and ocular rosacea. It is a steriod. Amazing. ... (488 replies)
... Christine, I am happy that you got your Restasis renewed. The fact that you don't have to use drops during the day, is pretty good progress. I am sort of in that range. ... (488 replies)
... Well, I wish I could even try Restasis. It is not available in Canada now.
I sent an email to Allergan, and they said currently there is no plan to make it available in Canada.
I'm on 750mg/day of tetracycline. Doses for doxycycline must be different from tetracycline, but I think I was on 100mg/day when I was taking doxycycline. Treatment with Doxycycline did not help me... (32 replies)