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Are dilated blood vessels common with ocular rosacea?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Dilated blood vessels that give eyes a bloodshot appearance are common in ocular rosacea. Taking oral antibiotics and using eye drops that contain artificial tears or steroid medication can reduce inflammation and eye redness. About half of people who have rosacea in their skin develop ocular rosacea as well.

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