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Ocular rosacea is an inflammatory skin condition that causes acne-like bumps and the face to become red and flushed.  Commonly found on the cheeks and nose, people who experience symptoms from Rosacea can experience eye problems.  Those who suffer from Rosacea also have a high level of inflammation on their cheeks and nose which can affect the eyes.  When the eyes are affected, Ocular Rosacea can progress from mild discomfort to possible vision loss.

Ocular Rosacea Symptoms

Causing a number of eye complications, Rosacea can be the basis for the eyes to:

  • Dry
  • Bloodshot
  • Watery
  • Experience frequent styes
  • Become red and swollen
  • Create blurry vision or difficulty seeing
  • Become sensitive to light
  • Form a crust on the eyelids and eyelashes
  • Burn or sting
  • Develop little pimples, called styes, in the rim of the eye or eyelid

Causes of Ocular Rosacea

Research has discovered that 85% of people with Ocular Rosacea have blocked oil glands on the edges of their eyelids (Meibomian Gland Dysfunction).   If these glands become blocked, the eyes become dry, swollen, and irritated.  This leads to redness and itching in the eyes and crust on the eyelashes.

Although definitely unknown, some scientists believe that tiny spider-like creatures called mites live in the hair follicles on the eyelashes and can block the glands (Blepharitis – Demodex) .  Other scientists believe that there may be a link between rosacea and the bacteria that cause infections in the digestive system.  Still, other scientists believe that rosacea is caused by a problem with the body’s blood vessels.  Finally, some believe that genes or the environment can play a part in developing the skin condition.

Those who are fair-skinned are more prone to develop rosacea.  Some women develop rosacea during menopause.  Thirteen million Americans have been diagnosed with rosacea, and half of those patients have ocular rosacea.

Complications from Ocular Rosacea

Beginning with mild discomfort and irritation, if left untreated, Ocular Rosacea can cause serious eye complications.  The cornea of the eye may become damaged, resulting in the loss of vision.  Treating Ocular Rosacea helps relieve symptoms in addition to preventing serious eye complications such as vision loss or blindness.

Symptom Relief for Ocular Rosacea

Seeking a firm prognosis from an ophthalmologist or dermatologist is advised.  If the Rosacea is affecting the eyes, an ophthalmologist is a good place to start.  Otherwise, consult with a dermatologist.  If symptoms are severe, such as light sensitivity, very red eyes, or a burning sensation, it is highly important to go to an ophthalmologist quickly.

Ocular Rosacea can be treated with a simple hygiene regime.  Done regularly, the symptoms usually subside and clear up quickly.  In addition to any medications that a doctor may prescribe, other steps taken to help ease the discomfort and symptoms include:

  • Place a hot compress over the eyes for at least 10 minutes twice a day to ease discomfort.
  • Clean eye lids with a gentle cleanser, such as Avenova or Hypochlor from TheraLife.  Gently rub the eyelids with the cleanser to remove any crust and clean them thoroughly.   Do not wash off eye lid cleanser afterwards.
How TheraLife Can Relief Ocular Rosacea Symptoms

With a complete line of natural products that promote healthy eyes, TheraLife is a leader in chronic dry eye relief. Going to the source of dry eyes, underactive tear secretion, TheraLife Eye targets the problem from the inside out. TheraLife Eye provides a natural solution to dry eye relief by promoting the production of the body’s own healing tears.  

TheraLife gives the body the ability to heal itself with the ability to make tears, eliminating painful inflammation and dryness. Restore comfortable vision and end reliance on eye drops with TheraLife Eye. Some of the TheraLife products include:

    • TheraLife Eye Enhanced – Clinically proven to provide chronic dry eye relief in 80% of first time users.
    • TheraLife Eye Autoimmune – Specifically formulated for individuals who suffer from autoimmune diseases such as Sjogren’s Syndrome, Rheumatoid Arthritis, and Graves’ Disease.
  • TheraLife Eye Enhanced Starter Kit – With everything included to provide dry eye relief, this all-in-one kit includes:  4 bottles of TheraLife Eye Enhanced, 1 bottle of Omega-3 Fish Oil, 1 Eye Lid Cleanser, and 1 Hot Compress.  Highly recommended for Ocular Rosacea sufferers.  
  • TheraLife Autoimmune Starter Kit – Including everything needed to start treating chronic dry eyes related to autoimmune conditions, this starter kit includes:  4 bottles of TheraLife Eye Autoimmune, 1 bottle of Omega-3 Fish Oil, 1 Eyelid Cleanser, and 1 hot Compress.  

For those who suffer from Ocular Rosacea, the TheraLife Autoimmune Starter Kit is recommended.  Don’t delay in beginning your path to healthier, pain-free eyes with TheraLife.

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