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What are treatments for ocular rosacea?

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Treatment may include applying warm moist compresses to your eyelids. "Probing" is a newer treatment during which a doctor puts thin rods into the plugged glands to open them up.

Your doctor also might recommend antibiotics to help with your symptoms or prescribe eye drops or ointments with steroids for the irritation and redness. Artificial tears can help keep your eyes moist.

From: What Is Ocular Rosacea? WebMD Medical Reference

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University of Texas Health Science Center: “Ocular Rosacea.”

National Rosacea Society: “Frequently Asked Questions,” “Ocular Rosacea Can Threaten Sight,” “Researchers Make Advances in Understanding of Ocular Rosacea,” “What Your Eyes Might Be Telling You.”

Reviewed by Alan Kozarsky on May 11, 2018

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University of Texas Health Science Center: “Ocular Rosacea.”

National Rosacea Society: “Frequently Asked Questions,” “Ocular Rosacea Can Threaten Sight,” “Researchers Make Advances in Understanding of Ocular Rosacea,” “What Your Eyes Might Be Telling You.”

Reviewed by Alan Kozarsky on May 11, 2018

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