Rosacea - External and Internal Eye
Rosacea frequently develops in individuals aged 30-50 and is more common in women. This condition primarily affects individuals with lighter skin phototypes, and females tend to present at a younger age than males. Chronic inflammation and edema can result in marked thickening of the skin with sebaceous hyperplasia, resulting in an enlarged, cobblestoned appearance of affected skin, most commonly on the nose (rhinophyma). Ocular symptoms (ocular rosacea), such as a gritty eye sensation, tearing, eyelid margin inflammation, and burning are common. Keratitis, scleritis, and iritis are potential but infrequent complications. Ocular rosacea can occur in patients with or without cutaneous findings.
A rare consequence of chronic rosacea and certain other facial disorders is solid facial edema, sometimes called Morbihan disease.
L71.9 – Rosacea, unspecified
398909004 – Rosacea
- Chronic blepharitis (allergic, bacterial, viral)
- Hordeolum or chalazion
- Dry eye syndrome
- Keratitis (bacterial, herpetic, atopic, sicca)
- Corneal ulceration
- Mucous membrane pemphigoid
- Acne vulgaris
- Perioral dermatitis (periorificial dermatitis)
- Lupus miliaris disseminatus faciei
- Menopause, "hot flashes"
- Cellulitis (usually unilateral)
- Erysipelas (usually unilateral)
- Lupus erythematosus
- Seborrheic dermatitis
- Photosensitive or photoallergic drug eruption