7th January 2012 06:22 PM
What is the best first aid for an ocular rosacea flare-up?
I just got diagnosed by a dermatologist (ocular rosacea) and since I read it could affect my vision, I decided to see my friendly well thought of eye surgeon.
Well, part of his protocol is to test your eye pressures. The numbing ointment caused an awful flare-up.
Both eyes really ache and are red and swollen. I have a number of creams and ointments as well as antibiotic gel but I don't want to make them worse.
This what I have:
Desonide cream .05%
Erythomyicin eye ointment .05%
I tried both doxycycline and Erythomyicin pills and capsules and couldn't tolerate either.
Does anyone have any suggestions to calm my eyes down?
Have anyone used the Erythomyicin eye ointment with any success?
Any comments would be appreciated!
17th February 2012 09:14 PM
try steroid eyedrops!
I've had ocular rosacea for 15 years without doctors knowing what it was all that time unitl i said to a specialst 'might it be rosacea of the eyes seeing as i have it on my face too?' and then they clicked on yes u do ocular rosacea! (sometimes i really do despair of the usless doctors in the UK). Anyway what works very well for me in the short term are steroid eyes drops, I have tried them for a week at a time in the past and the redness reduces alot, they become nearly white again, although not completely, i have a very bad case of ocular rosacea, nearly 24 hours a day they will be bright red and everyone I meet always comments on them and asks me if I have been crying. So the steroid drops are good, but can only be used like once in a blue moon as i think a side effect is cataracts if Im not wrong, if you use them for a long peroid of time that is. my dotors are always reluctant to pescribe them for me BUT they are the ONLY thing that work. I have tried every over the counter allergy eyedrop and antihistimine, I have tried all the pescribed drops, I am even on doxycycline at the moment and its useless, might work for skin but it won't for eyes. When the blood vessels are inflammed as much as mine are anyway, i don't think antyhing will work unless its super strong like a steroid but sadly they have their consequences eventually. go to your doctor and ask them anyhow as they do work I can garentee that, and reults remian for at least a few months.
18th February 2012 11:47 AM