Ocular Rosacea Causes

Rosacea is an inflammation of the skin with facial redness. Many patients may also have symptoms of ocular or eye rosacea, adult acne, spidery blood vessels. Most commonly seen are rosacea papules which are red solid skin lesion without pus. Edema or swelling and thickening of the facial skin occur occasionally. However, erythema or redness of the nose, cheeks, chin and forehead is most common. The bulbous nose is the abnormal growth caused by the proliferation of cell growth of the soft nose tissue. These symptoms can vary in intensity when irritated. Rosacea has often been described as a progressive disorder; however, the symptoms do ‘not’ have to become worse, but can be significantly improved.

The most common causes of ocular rosacea are dehydration, inflammation, infection, and irritation. This is a very simple answer to a very complex problem. Curing the problem of ocular involvement with rosacea requires a bit more effort.

The eye itself is composed of 96% water, therefore anytime the body is dehydrated, the eye will most certainly also be dehydrated. Increasing the amount of water you drink to a minimum of 9 to 11 glasses a day will add much needed moisture to the eye, reducing dryness, itchiness, inflammation and irritation.

Inflammation is caused by a number of factors. Inflammation is the body’s defense mechanism. The outer visible surfaces of the body act as a shield to protect the inner organs of the body from bacteria, pollutants, and germs. Any time the body senses an attack it rushes blood to the sight of invasion. As the blood gathers at the site, you will notice swelling and redness. The same thing occurs in the eye, any irritant in the eye will result in inflammation and eye redness.

Our Ocular Rosacea page can provide valuable information about the types of eye involvement and the special ways to treat and address the problems of rosacea of the yes.