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    Hi,

    Just scared the living crap out of myself.

    As well as worsening type 1 rosacea, also have ocular problems. In fact these started at the same time.

    My local opticians said that as well as MGD and Bleph, I had lesions under my eyelid. He said it was probably allergies and gave me some Opticrom. I used it for a while, but it didn't really help. I went to the hospital, but was quickly dismissed after 2 minutes saying there was nothing wrong! Didn't even look at my eyelids. I have been trying the warm compress again, but it isnt making a difference to my inflamed eyelid! Grr. Now i'm a little worried as I looked at David Pascoe's blog and saw:

    'A new clinical trial is proposing to look at using a non-cardioselective beta-blocker, Timolol Opthalmic, to treat ocular rosacea based benign vascular lesions on the eyelid. The condition is chronic as it can lead to blindness'

    My eyesight has dropped slightly and I am worried about that line - can lead to blindness -

    Does anyone know anything else about this?

    Docs are useless

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    Quote Originally Posted by moore778899 View Post
    Hi,

    Just scared the living crap out of myself.

    As well as worsening type 1 rosacea, also have ocular problems. In fact these started at the same time.

    My local opticians said that as well as MGD and Bleph, I had lesions under my eyelid. He said it was probably allergies and gave me some Opticrom. I used it for a while, but it didn't really help. I went to the hospital, but was quickly dismissed after 2 minutes saying there was nothing wrong! Didn't even look at my eyelids. I have been trying the warm compress again, but it isnt making a difference to my inflamed eyelid! Grr. Now i'm a little worried as I looked at David Pascoe's blog and saw:

    'A new clinical trial is proposing to look at using a non-cardioselective beta-blocker, Timolol Opthalmic, to treat ocular rosacea based benign vascular lesions on the eyelid. The condition is chronic as it can lead to blindness'

    My eyesight has dropped slightly and I am worried about that line - can lead to blindness -

    Does anyone know anything else about this?

    Docs are useless
    Dear moore778899;249038,

    I can understand your concern but honestly in my opinion you are on a hiding to nowhere with this i can tell you there is no medical solution to this because it is self inflicted and the only way out of it is to stop causing it to yourself.
    I am not being awful here but helpfull because I HAVE BEEN THERE and it is caused by the way you eat fat and other acid foods and a combined and or cold climate/body temperature. I HAVE HAD SOME BIG ARGUMENTS on the forum about saying its fat but that is their loss if you can accept its fat you can beat it into a cocked hat .

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    Hey Moore,
    Don't panic. It is very unlikely that ocular rosacea can lead to blindness, especially if you are treating it. MGD and bleph can be managed with lid massages, warm compresses and if necessary ocular meds. You need to see an eye doctor for appropriate diagnosis and treatment. The ER docs are general docs and not as well versed in this area. As for the lesions perhaps he/she is talking about chalazions or styes but in any case very very rare for any serious ocular complications to arise from that.

    However, if you have corneal involvement that is where the risk lies if you leave it untreated and again only an eye doctor can appropriately diagnose and manage this so don't stress and make an appt with the appropriate health care specialist.

    I moved your thread to the ocular rosacea section btw.

    Hang in there.

    Melissa

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