Well what can I say, Manuka Honey is giving me relief that nothing has even come close to before!
I have ocular rosacea along with blepharitis/MGD. Pretty severely as well.
I have tried restasis, topicals to my lids including rosex gel, protopic, many diffierent antibiotics even a product which is soon to be used for rosacea, which gently constricts the vessels with no rebound affect.
All the drops and gels under the sun, moisture chambers both day and night including tranquileyes and onyx.
I have even tried oral anti milarial drugs and oral anti inflammatories.
All the above give me varying digress of relief. But nothing gave me more than say 50% relief?
Over the past week I have been applying Manuka Honey and this stuff has been amazing. Now the real test will come when I go back to work as I work with dual monitors in a very dry environment all day long. But I have a feeling my symptoms will stay much improved.
Whilst the Manuka Honey is applied to my eyelids, my eyes feel almost 100% normal? I really can't believe it as my eyes are VERY bad in terms of rate of evaportation and tear quality. The inflammation is AWFUL.
I have seen the whites of my eyes return to normal which is just amazing.
I have been applying this to my eyelids about twice a day and whilst I have been at home have left it on most of the day (and night).
I am sure with the great relief it gives me while applied that the benefical affects will continue on into my normal day. I will report back in a week or so.
RE: product soon to be used for rosacea?
What is the name of the product you mention that is soon to be used for rosacea and constricts the blood vessels?
I'm happy you found something that helps your eyes.
Last edited by spmcc; 31-Dec-2010 at 06:55.
Wow! I'm so happy for you. I've been eating honey daily for ocular allergies (and I have evaporative dry eye/AD). I use local honey, but I've seen Manuka honey at the health food store.
Can you describe in detail how you apply the honey? Is it just a pinch spread over the upper lids only?
spmcc, you have probably heard of it. I frequent the rosacea boards (well i used to) and my name there is lamarr also. I cured my severe flushing rosacea with mepacrin prescribed by Dr Chu.
The drug is called sanrosa as a product name, chemical name is brimonidine tartrate 2mg/ml.
Now the formulation I used is the one used for glaucoma as an eye drop. But I applied it to my skin.
I tried it once directly in my eyes and like most vaso constrictors gave me several days of rebound pain/redness so I don't recommend that.
Nanerpus before work I have been using a cotton bud to carefull apply it all around my lid margin. When im at home I just smother it all over my eye area with my eyes closed.
anyone here tried manuka honey and had it work?
I also have used Manuka honey on the eyelids...not in the eye..you can read old posts or read my blog. It seemed to work the same way it did for Lamarr! It doesnt seem to be for everyone...but it certainly does help some people.