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    I have been suffering from pretty severe ocular Rosacea symptoms since the spring, despite attempted treatments. My most curious symptom is *very* dark undereye circles, which are caused by inflammation. I'm afraid that treating my face (especially my cheeks) with laser treatments might increase the inflammation under and around my eyes. Or, alternatively, is it possible that easing the inflammation in my cheeks and face could help ease the inflammation around my eyes? One thing I've noticed is that my Rosacea redness comes and goes, but the severe darkness around my eyes remains. Any ideas?

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    Lauren, do you have other symptoms than the dark circles? Red and dry eyes? I had great benefit from tetracyclins for my ocular problems. It is the only thing antibiotics actually helped me with regarding my rosacea. I got tear production back, and no more bloodshot eyes. The effect was also long lasting.

    I am on accutane now, and asked my derm about the ocular problems that might occur, and had you in my mind. He said the ocular symptoms can be triggered by accutane if the dosage is to high, but that the problems usually resolved as time went by. 10-15 years ago he saw more such problems, because the acne patients was put on high doses right away.

    May I ask how your acne is? oiliness? Did you have any benefit from accutane, despite your ocular problems?

    As for IPL, I did my cheeks, and can not remember it did any bad for my eyes. I would have no problem doing it again, and I might after accutane. I removed vains very close up to my eyes 2 times.

    Good luck to you

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    Hi Snegovik, thanks for the reply!

    Since ending my Accutane course, my skin has been very clear. My worst pimples are just tiny little clogged pores here and there - I generally don't even notice them. In that regard, I'm really thankful. The oil is slightly better than it was before, but I'm not longer dry since stopping Tane. My dosage was really too high during the first half, which likely worsened the eye problems I later got.

    I've been on Doxycycline (first 50, then 100 mgs) for over a month for my eye symptoms, with unfortunately no result. Besides under-eye inflammation/darkness, I have dry, sensitive eyes. They're usually ok if I don't sit next to a fan or wear contacts... I can spend many hours on the computer at a time, and I rarely use eye drops now that I started using warm compresses. I don't expect my eye problems to be cured, but I'd like the darkness to recede to something manageable, and being able to wear contacts for a couple hours a day would be good. I'm going to keep trying different treatments until I get to this point, but I thought treating my Rosacea in the meantime might be beneficial. Thanks again for the reply. =) Good luck with your Accutane course!

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