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  • Ocular Rosacea VS. Blepharitis

    I've had Blepharitis for most of my life. (now 40) You know the effects of Blepharitis, dry eye, red and swollen lids and the ever lasting embarrassment of first time impressions that seem to eat away at the self-esteem. I have seen a number of eye Dr's over the years and recently one eye Dr. ( a specialist) has told me that I have Ocular Rosacea...yet another eye Dr has told me I have Blepharitis...so back and fourth. I'm currently on Torbadex 2 times a day and a RX eye drop 4 times a day. Its not helping..its basically irritating my eyes.

    I do have to wonder if this eye condition is as I been told. Although I do get dry eye at times, and some minor "flakey stuff" for the most part my eyelids are rather clean, I do keep them that way. The only real gripe I have is the redness in the lids..seems nothing will tame it. I do use warm compress routinely. So I'm interested to know if I could have a totally different problem going on. Such as...What part of my body is creating the eyelid oils in such a thicker matter thus blocking the flow? I have currently read that other factors "can sometimes" contribute to this such as hormone imbalance, thyroid issues even cholesterol issues.

    I also have to wonder if maybe I just have broken blood vessels in my eyelids causing such redness. Can anyone out there relate to these symptoms? Have any advice, any new info?

    Thanks.

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    Hello! Have you tried "lid scrubs"? AT first they seem like they're not going anywhere, but they do kick in and help a lot. Along with them you can try Born to be Mild facial cleaner and wash your lids with it while you wash your face. Don't squeeze your eyes shut tightly, though, or the wrinkle channels you form will take these solutions right into your eyes. Easy does it. wash your eyebrows well.

    Also, very effective is the low-carb diet that you've read all over this forum. And using herbs to knock out the irritating bugs from the inside. I highly recommend RenewLife ParaGone and Garden of Life Yeast FREEze.

    Get individual preservative free eye drops to keep washing the gook out of your eyes.

    Try it all for a month. Be gentle, but thorough. Use common sense.
    "It's all illusion anyway."

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    • #3
      Originally posted by The Red Eye Guy View Post
      I've had Blepharitis for most of my life. (now 40) You know the effects of Blepharitis, dry eye, red and swollen lids and the ever lasting embarrassment of first time impressions that seem to eat away at the self-esteem. I have seen a number of eye Dr's over the years and recently one eye Dr. ( a specialist) has told me that I have Ocular Rosacea...yet another eye Dr has told me I have Blepharitis...so back and fourth. I'm currently on Torbadex 2 times a day and a RX eye drop 4 times a day. Its not helping..its basically irritating my eyes.

      I do have to wonder if this eye condition is as I been told. Although I do get dry eye at times, and some minor "flakey stuff" for the most part my eyelids are rather clean, I do keep them that way. The only real gripe I have is the redness in the lids..seems nothing will tame it. I do use warm compress routinely. So I'm interested to know if I could have a totally different problem going on. Such as...What part of my body is creating the eyelid oils in such a thicker matter thus blocking the flow? I have currently read that other factors "can sometimes" contribute to this such as hormone imbalance, thyroid issues even cholesterol issues.

      I also have to wonder if maybe I just have broken blood vessels in my eyelids causing such redness. Can anyone out there relate to these symptoms? Have any advice, any new info?

      Thanks.
      Ocular rosacea causes eye lid as well as eye ball inflammation.blepharitis is eyelid inflammation.
      So,most likely u have both

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      • #4
        oracea

        oracea was the only thing i could find that works for this

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        • #5
          Ocular rosacea can present as blepharitis (and/or styes, conjunctivitis, etc.).

          You probably have always had ocular rosacea and yours just presents as bleph. Mine does, too.

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