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Thread: I am ashamed of my very red eyes and I hate that. How to manage?

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    Default I am ashamed of my very red eyes and I hate that. How to manage?

    Thanks.

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    Hi me444

    What have you tried so far?
    What other symptoms do you have? Any crusting at lid margins? Eyes feel dry/sting/sandpaper? Any tearing/burning of eyes?

    The symptoms need to be addressed.

    Have you read the ocular rosacea stickies at the beginning of this section? Very informative and I would be happy to help anyway I can.

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    Ok thanks, but nothing helps me. And when my face become more red, my eyes flush too.

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    Have you had laser or IPL?
    People report that controlling their flushing/burning helps their ocular rosacea as well.

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    Ok but no. Thanks.

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    Default Doxycyclene

    I was misdiagnosed with pink eye for 6 weeks! Even went to see a specialist. It was my dermatologist that prescribed me doxycyclene and it cleared up in one day. If I don't take it for a few days they get irritated again.

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    doxycycline is a first line treatment that often works well for people, there are, and have been studies lately trialing oracea for ocular rosacea. Cyclosporine is also supposed to be good at treating ocular inflammation and redness I have seen it mentioned in numerous articles and recommended by specialists. Also you may want to go to dryeyeszone.com there is an ophthalmologist that has been talking about the possibility of using anti vgf treatment in the somewhat near future. Have you tried any of these treatments under a doctors supervision, and if so for how long, sometimes it takes time to see improvement. Remember everyone has red veins in their eyes and sometimes they become more visible with inflammation, everyone gets this to some extent, have you been diagnosed as having more than usual?

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    This thread is definitely worth reading for all who are suffering with ocular rosacea.

    http://www.rosaceagroup.org/The_Rosa...ad.php?t=15902

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    I had bad eyes which always looked really blood shot. They have cleared up a lot since having two v-beams. The derms told me that when I flushed so did my eyes! I think taking mirtazapine has helped as well.

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