Ocular rosacea in blacks.


Journal Article

In three black men (57, 64, and 61 years old) with the ocular manifestations of rosacea, the diagnosis was not initially suspected because the pathognomonic skin changes of rosacea were obscured by the skin hyperpigmentation. Ocular involvement ranged from blepharitis and conjunctival hyperemia to sight-threatening problems such as corneal neovascularization, thinning, ulceration, and perforation. Treatment with oral tetracycline and topical corticosteroids appeared to be as effective in these patients as in previously described white patients.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Browning, DJ; Rosenwasser, G; Lugo, M

Published Date

  • April 15, 1986

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 101 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 441 - 444

PubMed ID

  • 2938475

Pubmed Central ID

  • 2938475

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0002-9394

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/0002-9394(86)90644-6


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States