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Common eye gel is surprise cure for rosacea

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An eye gel used by thousands of people to treat glaucoma, which is a constriction of the blood vessels in the eye, has inadvertently been discovered as an effective cure for rosacea.

The eye gel contains a drug that makes the blood vessels in the eye shrink and reduce pressure that can lead to spots in the vision.

[quote]Research published in the December issue of the British Journal of Dermatology has discovered that by re-formulating the eye gel into a gel that can be used on areas of skin affected by rosacea to shrink the capillaries and therefore reduce the appearance of redness and flushing.[/quote]

Positive calming results were noticed after just 12 hours of applying the gel to red skin.

More research  is now needed to check for the safety and long term effects of using this drug on rosacea prone skin.

 

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