Seborrheic dermatitis is
a disease that causes flaking of the skin. It usually affects the
scalp, but may involve the presence of somewhat greasy flaking involving
the area composed of the forehead, nose and around the mouth, crusts,
scales, itching and occasionally burning, and may also be found
on the ears and torso.
In adolescents and adults,
it is commonly called "dandruff." In babies, it is known as "cradle
cap." Seborrheic dermatitis can also affect the skin on other parts
of the body, such as the face and chest, and the creases of the
arms, legs and groin. Seborrheic dermatitis usually causes the skin
to look a little greasy and scaly or flaky.
Seborrheic Dermatitis and
rosacea are closely related, they both involve inflammation
of the oil glands. Rosacea also involves a vascular component causing
flushing and broken blood vessels. Seborrheic Dermatitis It does
not usually involve red bumps as in Rosacea.
Just to confuse things further,
the two conditions are often seen together.
Because seborrheic dermatitis
disrupts the oil glands, it may contribute to dry eyes. conventional
Bladeless Lasik commonly induce temporary dry eyes during the
normal six-month healing period.
Epi-Lasik may cause dry eyes, but it is much less common and
much less sever when it occurs.
As a (very) general rule,
if you have seborrheic dermatitis but do not have dry eye problems,
then the seborrheic dermatitis would probably not affect refractive
surgery one way or the other. Full evaluation of eye tearing is
needed prior to surgery.
If you are ready
to choose a doctor to be evaluated for Lasik or any refractive
surgery procedure, we highly recommend you consider a doctor who
has been evaluated and certified by the USAEyes nonprofit
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