Can Skin Disorder Cause Ocular Disease?

Are you thinking whether there is any connection between dermatology disorders and ocular disease? Well, you’ve landed at the right place to detect your ambiguity regarding this question. Ordinary dermatological disorders can demonstrate mild to severe ocular symptoms that can lead to corneal damage. 

Sometimes people do not notice the astonishing connection between eyes and skin but the fact that skin diseases have collateral ocular demonstrations should be highlighted and acknowledged. These may scale from relatively minor, nuisance repercussions of acne rosacea, with its analogous chronic eyelid and conjunctival inflammation, to the enormously vision-threatening ocular ramifications of ichthyosis, Steven Johnson Syndrome, pemphigoid, and even in few cases, allergic conditions such as eczema. 

According to the experts, determining and treating the ocular manifestations of ordinary skin ailments can be crucial in preventing corneal injury. Therefore, patients with inflammatory eye disorders are advised to aware of their ophthalmologist to the fact that they have dermatological issues as well. 

Ophthalmology and dermatology often overlap in many cases, requiring the specialists of both the branches to collaborate to provide the best of care to the patients and help them to recover thoroughly. 

Sometimes your ophthalmological conditions take time to get diagnosed properly. So, it is always a good decision to alert your ophthalmologist about all other dermatological or physical problems you might be undergoing. 

If you’re curious how skin disorders can affect your eyes or what is the connection between skin and eye diseases then stay here for a while. 

What Is An Ocular Disease?

Ocular disease is the expression used to mention any condition, ailment, or disorder that interferes with the potential of the eye to function appropriately or negatively influence the visual capacity of the eye. 

How Acne Rosacea Affect The Eye?

A chronic inflammatory disease, known as acne rosacea strikes the skin and oil glands. The meibomian gland in the eyelid, which is responsible to produce the oil constituent of the tear film, is affected in rosacea, creating dilated vessels and flushing on the eyelid margins and face. 

Chalazia, chronic red eyes, severe photophobia, and styes are included in ocular symptoms. It is estimated that around 50% of patients who undergo acne rosacea show ocular symptoms and 20% of patients have been spotted because of their eye complications.

When the meibomian glands do not function properly, the patient’s eye seems to be wet and constantly crying. Dr. Sohaib Abbas Malik (consultant ophthalmologist) suggests that it can be cured by using warm compresses and lid scrubs to treat plugged tear glands and blepharitis. A combination of steroid-antibiotic ointment can also be prescribed according to the condition and severity of the eye. 

If you’re residing in Pakistan, then you can reach him for ophthalmological concerns. He has been serving in this field for years and has enormous experience in treating uveitis and ocular inflammation including medical, surgeries and laser treatments. 


Eczema or atopic dermatitis is an awful inflammatory skin condition that occurs when a damaged layer of the epidermis allows irritants to influence the skin more fiercely than usual. The patient undergoes a waxing and waning of the swelling and irritation of their skin along with the symptoms such as cracking, crusting, and weeping. 

Ocular symptoms of eczema most commonly hit the upper eyelid. The patient experiences the dry and thickened skin, often lose their eyelashes and eyebrows as a result of excessive rubbing. Atopic pleat (an extra fold of skin) can evolve under the eye. Females are prone to this disorder and it is often diagnosed before the age of 5 years.


You can surely get rid of your eye disorders and can enjoy a normal life. All you need is a proper treatment under the supervision of an experienced and skilled ophthalmologist. For satisfied and reliable treatment, you can consult Dr. Sohaib Abbas Malik.

Being an experienced and well-known ophthalmologist, Dr. Sohaib Abbas Malik provides all the treatments regarding eye diseases including surgical and nonsurgical.