Rosacea... in my eyes.
So, I'm 39 and I've had acne since I was 13. Never had the redness or bumps usually seen in rosacea, though.
In my mid-thirties I started getting really terrible "allergy attacks" that made my eyes swell shut. The opthamologist insisted it was an allergy, but the allergist insisted it wasn't. I tested negative for all food and respiratory allergies. I've seen at least 3 GPs and an ENT guy about it, too.
Last week I saw a dermotoligist about my acne and she said I had "rosacea-prone skin" and started me on Finacea. So I started reading up on rosacea and discovered that 50% of people who have it also have in their eyes, and the symptoms are exactly like my "allergy attacks."
So my question is: Anyone here have rosacea, and does it affect your eyes, and what do you do about it?
Choose the devil you don't know.
Last edited by Crossbow; 08-28-2006 at 04:10 PM.