Prognosis For Blepharitis And Ocular Rosacea

May 23, 2013

I was diagnosed with ocular rosacea and rosacea type 1 last week and have just started antibiotics. I've never had either before. I have no idea how long it's going to take to improve but I wondered if someone who is further along the track could tell me. Does the ocular difficulty come in bursts and go, or is it persistent until it goes. Also, if it goes do you wear eye makeup (girls?)or are those days over for me?

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Ocular Rosacea - Any OTC Drops?

I have rosacea and now have been told I have ocular rosacea.  Also have allergies particularly affecting my eyes.  Anyone else have this?  Use cream on face but eyes are bothersome.  Not sure what drops to use .  My Dr has prescribed Pataday but they are not covered by insurance so would like to try otc drops if I can find ones that help.

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Rosacea Antibiotics :: Been Given Oxytetracycline

I have been given oxytetracycline for my rosacea if you find out any more about if it works i would be very grateful if you let me know.

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Rosacea :: Cheeks Blotchy, Red And Hot

I've been diagnosed with rosacea.

My cheeks sometimes get very red and hot.

Didn't like the cream they gave me. I've recently been using caneston cream

Which seems to be helping. (At moment) I rub a little on my cheeks each day.

It's just my whole face complexion, it's blotchy and horrible.

Find myself having to wear foundation. I'm not a person that wears make up everyday.

Is there anything else that may help out there? I

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Rosacea Antibiotics? Doxycycline Or Oxytetracycline

I am looking to take either one of these drugs for treatment of rosacea,

i want my results to be permanent and not having to take these for the rest of my life, if you have experiences good or bad with either of these drugs i would love to hear from you.

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Dermatology :: Is Acne Rosacea Itchy? Can I Drink Alcohol?

I have dry skin and blackheads. But, recently my skin is drier than normal. Some itchy spots come, but some gone while some still here. Can it be rosacea? Or just my hormones change after delivery? Cos now my period is not back yet. Now m having blepharitis. Can I drink alcohol? M so weak now and easy caughting a cool.

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Rosacea :: Oxytetracycline - How Long Nausea Side Effect Lasts?

Just started taking the tablets and wondering how long the side effects last for, Particularly the nausea.

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Blepharitis :: Caffeine Effects ?

I've read on several postings about sufferers deciding to give up caffeine in an attempt to aid blepharitis. I was just wondering if anyone had any information about the link between caffeine and blepharitis and whether anyone has given it up and seen their symptoms improve? Do doctors recommend this.

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Eczema And Blepharitis Getting Worse - Dog?

I've have vitiligo for years and always had dry skin with occasional eczema spots on my body. I also have pityriasis rosea on my side for years which finally cleared with antifungals.

Last summer I started to get blepharitis under my eyes but I thought it was just a one-off or due to a couple stressful events in my life.

The blepharitis did start a few weeks after I started visiting a dog at a pet store in short 20 min intervals a couple times a week until finally purchasing her. I never noticed I had any allergic reaction to the dog when I'm in her presence. No sneezing, runny nose, watery eyes, itchy skin, etc.

I later purchased the pup and my blepharitis continued to get much worse and it eventually spread to other parts of my face and my entire body started getting more eczema spots. It then became very widespread.

I am able to control the symptoms with steroids and Elidel but I'm trying to get to the root of it.

I realize it may sound like it's definitely the dog, and it certainly may be, but I don't notice that when I'm interacting with the dog that I'm itchy or anything.

Before I consider giving the dog to family, I want to understand if it's possible it's something else.

If you do believe it's my pup, are there any options besides ridding myself of my dog -- (I already bathe her, vacuum, etc).

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Blepharitis :: Depression - Feel Sad And Want To Cry

I've got another flare up on the way and it's dragging me down psychologically. I'm suffering from depression now because of it. I feel sad all the time and want to cry. I have to be honest and say that I'm having thoughts that not being alive would make things easier.

The only thing that ever works for me is antibiotic tablets but I've been told I can't be on them for the rest of my life. The last doctor I saw didn't care and prescribed me drops that never work for me.

My partner says I need to see a Dr about my depression but as there's no cure for my blepharitis I don't see the point? No matter how much counselling I could have it wouldn't change anything. I fear that I'm going to be constantly depressed.

I can't go on like this anymore. This illness is destroying me and its beat me

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Blepharitis And Flashes - Normal?

Ok so today I woke up and right away went outside which was very bright. I came back into my room and started to see flashes, but then went away in 3 seconds. Is this normal? I've been dealing with blepharitis for a few months now and have been seen by a few doctors including a really good one in Mexico and said everything looked good.

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Blepharitis :: Dry, Stinging, Bloodshot Eyes For 2-3 Months

Earlier this year, I noticed I was blinking a lot more than usual but it wasn't having any negative impact. In the summer I noticed the blinking getting worse and then I went to the optician who said I had moderate dry eye disease. She recommended lubricating drops. Nothing was improving and I went to another optician who said I had Blepharitis. He recommended a warm eye pad and regular cleaning of my lids. This hasn't improved things either. I went to my GP who confirmed the blep and put me on a 4 week course of Doxycycline. I've been on them 3 weeks and guess what, no improvement! It's affecting me quite negatively, have to wear my glasses all the time (previous wearer of lenses for 14 years with no problems). I'm not wearing eye makeup either in case it exacerbates my symptoms. I hate not being able to look groomed, sorry if that's shallow! I'm interested to read that it could be a candida overgrowth, I have suffered fungal infections before. I eat quite well, but suspect there might be a little to much sugar (alcohol etc). My eyelids looks a little red and slightly swollen, my eyes constantly look tired and a little bloodshot, this is worse during the week when I am working at a screen. Any advice at all? I am trying to eat more Omega 3 in my diet as well because I've read this might help. I suspect if it is candida that the antibiotic will be making me worse!

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Posterior Blepharitis - Bright Red Lid Margins, Bloodshot Eyes

I believe I have posterior bleph since it affects my Meibomian glands and I've had it for around 5/6 years, although I wasn't aware I had the condition until I saw a fantastic independent optician who also has it (note: don't both with any of the 'fast-food' opticians e.g. Specsavers - they haven't got a clue!).

Until recently, I never really had much of a struggle with it - it was generally more of an irritant, but recently it's become worse despite me upping the usual maintenance. My current routine involves the warming bag + cleaning with Blephaclean pads. There used to be an excellent product called Lid Care but they seem to have disappeared now unfortunately. Other than that, I take Omega-3 supps. 

My symptoms lately are the usual e.g. soreness, grittiness, bright red lid margins, bloodshot eyes etc. However, recently I'm struggling a bit as I keep developing badly blocked glands that become a little inflamed and uncomfortable - is this quite common with the condition because I've never really had that? If so, does anyone have any alternative methods to counteract it?

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Blepharitis :: Inflammation - Drops, Creams, Oils Or Ointments

Does anyone have any suggestions for anti-inflammatory drops, creams, oils or ointments of any type that has helped with your MGD/blepharitis? I do all the hygiene stuff which keeps the crusts absent and eyelashes from falling out which is amazing to a certain point.

My problem is constant inflammation of varying degrees to my eyelids (or to be more precise the Meibomian glands). when they are at their worst inflamed there is literally no oil getting through to my eye which is really irritating and my eyelids become reddened around the lashes which creates a really annoying self-image paranoia + the inability to converse with anyone without being distracted by blinking a million times and feeling like I would like to close my eyes altogether or rip them out lol. I have tried drops but the lubrication effect seems to wear off after 10 minutes and I just don’t have the patients to be doing it that often.

The only thing that has seemed to work well for me so far is a tiny amount of castor oil applied to the lids at night (takes a few days to adjust to it). I have not tried steroids yet or antibiotics with anti-inflammatory properties but right now I am using chloramphenicol drops which are hopefully doing something + bead type warm compresses regularly which are helping but only slightly.

I saw an American youtube video recently about a doctor prescribing androgen gel to patients with MGD/Blepharitis and after researching why I realised that it’s because it reduces inflammation in the body, for the MGD/Blepharitis type that I am sure I have it seems to work well for patients that have tried it. That said there is plenty other things on the market that would have the same effect on the eyelids but more localised and less side effects are preferred, I don’t like the idea of roid-rage, shrinking nether regions and pancreatic cancer etc. It seems like too much of a trade-off in my situation.

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Blepharitis :: Clean And Stimulate Glands With Baby Shampoo And Tea Tree Oil?

In from my evening shift at work, and I have got to say that I spend the time before I had to go in, scrubbing my eye lash margins with a wet cotton ball and baby shampoo (the old standard) both top and bottom, then after rinsing it off, I proceeded to wipe the rest of my face with some full strength tea tree oil on a cotton ball, and let it sit for a while before I took a shower.  Scrubbing the margins (insides where the oil glands are) really was a bit uncomfortable (it didn't hurt though) and it did produce some of that lovely old whitish stuff, but I cannot believe how much better my eyes felt all night long (and they look better too) after doing this.  Now I am going to hit this full force and keep doing this every single morning and every single night and see what happens.  (I fell by the wayside on the Wet Ones, b/c they dried out my skin in the eye area too much, sadly).  But I did mention in a previous post that my skin under my eyes felt like it was "pulling" and it was VERY crinkled looking and pulling upward.  After doing this, it seemed to lessen that feeling (and it looks better too).  I am hoping and praying that with dedication and persistence in encouraging my m glands to produce oils again, this could be something to get excited about.  I sure hope so, but wanted to share. Has anyone else had success in doing this persistently?  What inspired me to really get to it was watching the video today on the BlephEx procedure.  I can't afford to get that done so I thought to myself, well I can certainly deeply clean and stimulate those glands on my own at home (especially after I saw all the gunk that the lady in the vid had come out of those areas).  I saw some of the same thing with my own eyes after doing this and it is giving me some hope so I thought I would share.

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Blepharitis :: Wet Ones, Baby Shampoo, Antibiotics, Steam, Oils - Nothing Works

I am a 42 year old male that has been battling Blepharitis for over 7 years.  It started with severe insomnia and stress in my life.  I thought once I fixed my life and my insomnia my eyes would get better.  Well guess what? I was wrong. I have tried everything from Wet Ones, baby shampoo, antibiotics, steam, oils, every eye drop you can imagine even dandruff shampoo.  Nothing works, nothing.  I just want to rip my eyes out.  This pain is so bad that I would cut off a toe or finger if it would make the pain go away.  These doctors just look at it and say oh it looks really inflamed try some natural drops or baby shampoo.  That’s like telling a cancer patient to take some aspirin and see how it goes.  If they only knew the pain I was in each day they would find a cure for this.  I refuse to accept that I am going to live the rest of my life like this.  Every hour I am awake I am in constant pain. I have now keep ice cubes with me and rub them on my eyelids whenever I can. That is the only thing that sooths them.  Please God find a cure for this I can’t go on much longer with this constant pain. 

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Tension Headache Or An Ocular Migraine?

In my jaw, it can sometimes be painful which seems to trigger neck pain and a headache that covers specifically the right side of my neck, the upper right-middle part of my head, and pressure on the right side of my face behind and under my right eye. My vision then goes blurry/hazy. On a side note, sometimes my jaw on the ride side makes a crackling noise when I open it slowly and focus on the area.

My symptoms started about 4 years ago when I woke up one morning to find that the vision in my right eye was blurred. The symptom would occur at random, day and night. I've seen multiple optometrists, an ophthalmologist, a general physician and a neurologist and no would has found anything wrong as of yet. I have found a few things though. (posting more below as i've run out of characters)

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Ocular Migraine? Zigzag Circles

Each day for the past three days I experienced a little disturbance in the middle of my vision which developed into a jagged zig-zaggy circle that eventually extended outwards and within 30 minutes it had disappeared.

I had something like this a couple of times in the past and the optometrist said "ocular migraine" and there was nothing to do for it but to let it pass and if I was driving just pull over.

So, for the past three days in a row I have gotten one of these all of a sudden. The visual disturbance goes away with 30 minutes, but now I get a headache afterwards. It is not a nauseating, leave work, drop everything type of headache, but it still thumps and on each time it was thumping in a different location on my head. It lasts about 3-4 hours, although last night it was longer. I still have a "heavy head" today but no flashes of light so far.

I have been researching and do you think I may have (rather than a ocular migraine), a classic migraine with aura? That may be stretching it. I am at a loss.

I can't get in to see a doctor for 5 weeks and my ophthalmologist is not available either. My only choice is the ER to hope they have an eye doctor on call. A general doctor won't even touch this here.

Please, I'm getting desperate and scared. What do you think it could be? By the way I forgot to mention , the lights I see are in both eyes, not just one.

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Eye Care :: Ocular Pressure In BOTH My Eyes Is 19?

I am a healthy 52 year old man and just had my annual eye exam. The ocular pressure in BOTH my eyes is 19. I know the range is 10-21, but 19 is on the
high side of the range. Should I even be remotely concerned?

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Ocular Migraine :: How Frequently Does It Occur?

Is anyone else experiencing ocular migraines and how frequently do they occur? My eye doctor wants me to have an MRI and my medical doctor prescribed propranolol.

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Eye Care :: Ocular Hypertension Symptoms

A year or so ago it got picked up via an eye test and then in referral to hospital that i have ocular hypertension. And was given some Latanoprost eye drops.

The only reason I went opticians was because of headaches and eyes hurting.

Im due to go back to the consultant in December. For the majority of the time I suffer with headaches, with an almost tired/drained feeling and my eyes are either tight or dry. I put the drops in just because I go to sleep, when i wake up, my eyes are so dry and blinking doesn't help, I do have some moisturizing eyes drops.

I thought there were no symptoms of ocular hypertension? Are the headaches due to the eye issues? i work in an office with a computer, spreadsheets, numbers etc and I struggle most days. My problems usually aren't as bad at home, however it can takes weeks before I have no headaches and then they are back quickly.

I don't know what to do, It stresses me out if works making my condition worse, then I can't stand to be stuck in the office all day and be in pain, then i'm annoyed and unhappy before I go back to work knowing its a vicious circle

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