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What can you do to prevent ocular rosacea from getting worse?

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  • Wear glasses or sunglasses to shield your eyes from sun and wind when you go outside.
  • Keep the area around your eyes clean. Your doctor might tell you to put warm compresses on your eyelids several times a day or to gently wash your lashes and lids with a Q-tip and baby shampoo.
  • Stay on top of your meds.

Make sure you follow your doctor's orders exactly to keep your symptoms from getting worse. If they do get worse, tell your doctor right away.

From: What Is Ocular Rosacea? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

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

SOURCES:

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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