Eye Tips

Rosacea At A Glance

  • Rosacea is a common, chronic, incurable, adult, acne-like skin condition.
  • Rosacea has periodic ups and downs (flares and remissions).
  • Rosacea symptoms tend to come and go.
  • Rosacea is easily controllable and medically manageable.
  • Rosacea may begin with easy facial blushing or flushing.
  • Rosacea commonly affects the central third of the face, especially the nose.
  • Rosacea causes tiny red pimples and fine red lines on the facial skin.
  • Rosacea may be mistaken for rosy cheeks, sunburn, or quite often, acne.
  • Rosacea triggers include alcohol, hot or spicy foods, emotional stress and heat.
  • Rosacea can be a very bothersome and embarrassing condition. Untreated rosacea tends to worsen over the time and be a progressive disease.
  • Rosacea untreated can cause a bulbous red nose (like W.C. Fields).
  • Prompt recognition and proper treatment permit people with rosacea to enjoy life.
Symptoms of Ocular Rosacea
  • Burning or stinging in the eyes
  • Itchy eyes
  • Dry Eyelids
  • Dandruff-like material on eyelashes (Blepharitis)
  • Grittiness or feeling of having a foreign body in the eye
  • Blurred vision
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Redness
  • Visibly dilated small blood vessels on the white part of the eye
  • Red, swollen eyelids
  • Styes (lid bumps)