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are rosacea and blepharitis linked?

Postby funasagran on Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:37 pm

Twice I have been diagnosed with Blepharitis and both times the optician has told me I have rosacea, is there a link between the two or is it just coincidence? Last time he gave me 3 months of an antibiotic but didnt this time, just 2 lots of eye drops. If there is a link if I can get rid of the rosacea will the blepharitis also not return?
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Re: are rosacea and blepharitis linked?

Postby Dr Anton Alexandroff on Thu Apr 19, 2018 9:10 am

Thank you for your question. I am afraid ocular rosacea is common in patients with skin rosacea and blepharitis can be a part of ocular rosacea. I do not know much about treatment of blepharitis I am afraid. Your optician, GP or ophthalmologist would be best specialists to advise you on the treatment of blepharitis.

I hope this is helpful.

With best wishes,

Dr Anton Alexandroff FRCP(UK) PhD CCT(Derm) FRSM FAAD
Consultant Dermatologist and Honorary Senior Lecturer
Harley Street, Cambridge, Leicester and Bedford
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