Rosacea is a chronic skin condition that causes redness of the face. Ocular rosacea causes redness, irritation, and itching of the eyes. Sometimes dry or irritated eyes are the first sign of rosacea.
The inflammation overlaps into blepharitis, which is inflammation of the eyelids, and can cause concurrent meibomian gland dysfunction. Depending on the severity, the treatments range from at-home lid scrubs and hot compress to in-office therapy with Mibo Thermoflo, therapeutic eyedrops, or meibomian gland expression. See our treatments pages for more information.