Ocular rosacea in blacks.
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.
Browning, DJ; Rosenwasser, G; Lugo, M
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