Fast Five Quiz: Ocular Rosacea

Christopher J. Rapuano, MD


June 04, 2019

Corneal disease occurs in about 5% of rosacea patients. Uncommonly, corneal disease can become severe enough to cause decreased vision secondary to infections and corneal scarring, and even blindness due to ulcerations and perforations.

Although ocular rosacea can affect patients of all ages, it is more common in patients between ages 50 and 60 years. While rosacea is generally more common in women, its ocular manifestations affect men and women equally.

A 2019 study by Balbeesi and colleagues showed that presentations of ocular rosacea in dark-skinned female patients are comparable to those seen in fair-skinned female patients.

For more on the epidemiology of ocular rosacea, read here.


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