Treatments and drugs

By Mayo Clinic Staff

The goal of therapy for ocular rosacea is to manage the condition. There is no specific cure.

Medications

Doctors typically prescribe oral antibiotics, such as tetracycline, doxycycline (Doryx, Oracea, others), erythromycin or minocycline (Dynacin, Minocin, others), for severe ocular rosacea. Rarely, your doctor may also prescribe the temporary use of oral antibiotics or corticosteroids to reduce inflammation. Artificial tears may be helpful to combat the dryness, but some tear preparations designed to alleviate redness can make the redness worse, especially when the drops are discontinued after long-term use.

Jun. 29, 2012

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