There's no known way to prevent ocular rosacea, but you can take steps to control your symptoms.

  • Continue your treatment plan. Even if it clears completely, ocular rosacea is likely to return. Keep taking the medications your doctor prescribes and cleanse your eyelids daily.
  • Avoid things that trigger rosacea, if possible. Find out what the triggers are, if any, that worsen your ocular rosacea and take steps to prevent or avoid them. Extreme temperatures, sun exposure, spicy foods, alcohol and stress all can trigger ocular rosacea.
Jun. 29, 2012