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Rosacea is a chronic skin disorder with diverse cutaneous manifestations associated with inflammation of the face. It is characterized by episodes of flushing of the central face, sometimes associated with telangiectasia often brought on by alcohol, spicy foods, exercise, UV light exposure, cold or hot weather, or hot water. Ocular rosacea usually presents with conjunctival hyperemia, epiphora, burning, itching, foreign body sensation, dry eyes, photophobia, blurred vision, conjunctival telangiectasia, eyelid blepharitis, and meibomian gland dysfunction. Treatment includes warm compresses, eyelid scrubs, oral antibiotics, topical retinoids, and intense pulsed light therapy.

A patient with rosacea showing flushing and telengiectasia of the cheeks
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