Ocular rosacea.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

The demographic, clinical, and histopathologic characteristics of ocular rosacea are reviewed, with emphasis on examination of the skin in patients with external ocular disease. Since no single clinical or pathological hallmark of rosacea exists, a proposed point system for diagnosis is presented. Studies of pathogenesis reveal that no single unifying hypothesis accounts for all the expressions of ocular rosacea. Reports of treatment with tetracycline and other antibiotics demonstrate efficacy, although the mechanisms of action of these drugs are not known. More recently, other classes of drugs, including isotretinoin and hexachlorocyclohexane, have proven to be effective in dermatologic manifestations of rosacea, but effects on ocular manifestations are unknown.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Browning, DJ; Proia, AD

Published Date

  • 1986

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 31 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 145 - 158

PubMed ID

  • 2433782

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0039-6257

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/0039-6257(86)90034-2


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States