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Eur J Dermatol. 2022 Jul 1;32(4):505-515. doi: 10.1684/ejd.2022.4301.


BACKGROUND: Ocular rosacea is a common skin condition leading to dry eye that is difficult to manage.

OBJECTIVES: To estimate the efficacy and safety of a new intense pulsed light device, Thermaeye Plus, for meibomian gland dysfunction and blepharitis due to ocular rosacea.

MATERIALS & METHODS: This prospective, longitudinal study included 74 eyes of 37 consecutive patients with ocular rosacea, with mean age of 45.6±11.7 years. Four consecutive sessions were undertaken, including14 flashes with 10 J/cm² on the periocular area and facial cheeks on Day 1, 14, 28, and 49. Clinical evaluation was based on: ocular surface disease index (OSDI) and symptom score questionnaires, quality of live and facial severity degree, non-invasive tear meniscus height, non-invasive tear break up time, corneal fluorescein staining and eyelid margin and meibomian gland assessment. Adverse effects on the eye and periocular area, and systemic complications were evaluated.

RESULTS: The OSDI questionnaire showed a decrease in symptoms, achieving normal values in 91.9% of patients. The symptom score showed amelioration, with the most significant changes relating to dryness, foreign body sensation, light sensitivity, and pain. Longitudinal analysis showed the most significant improvement between baseline at Day 1 and 49. All eyelid signs improved, most significantly for telangiectasia/vascularity and blepharitis, leading to a 78% clearance of facial rosacea and 81.1% reduction of flushing. In total, 100% of the patients reported an improvement in their quality of life after treatment and 94.6% a very significant improvement (p<0.001).

CONCLUSION: These results demonstrate that Thermaeye Plus is an effective and safe treatment for ocular rosacea.

PMID:36301756 | DOI:10.1684/ejd.2022.4301

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