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How serious is ocular rosacea?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Left untreated, ocular rosacea can be a very serious condition, leading to damage to the cornea of the eye and possibly vision loss. About half of people who have skin rosacea develop ocular rosacea as well. It is important to work with an ophthalmologist as well as with your dermatologist to make sure your ocular rosacea is treated properly.

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