Magan Medical Clinic, Dermatology
We provide quality dermatology care with compassion. Our specialty is medical dermatology, including:
Note: Cosmetic treatments are not performed in Dermatology but instead by Magan’s Medical Aesthetics Laser Center.
If you have psoriasis or hair questions, Dr. Chiang possesses special expertise. He completed fellowships in both fields at University of California, San Francisco where he saw a wide spectrum of patients (including the most severe), performed clinical trials, and published research.
We take pleasure in serving our community including Covina, West Covina, San Dimas, Rancho Cucamonga, Baldwin Park, Azusa, Glendora, Upland, El Monte, Duarte, Monrovia, Arcadia, La Puente, and Diamond Bar.
Same day appointments often available. No referral is necessary if you have PPO insurance. We accept a wide range of insurance plans (unfortunately, we do not accept Medi-Cal as primary insurance, only as secondary insurance).
For appointments, please call (626) 331-6411. We look forward to serving you!
"What’s New in..."
A monthly column by Dr. Chiang
What's New in Ocular rosacea
Rosacea is a common disease that causes inflammation of the skin and blood vessels of the face. There seem to be multiple factors, with the most obvious being photodamage over time. Other components include skin mites, generalized immune system inflammation, and skin irritation.
One of the most troublesome manifestations is eye involvement, ie ocular rosacea. This is seen in 58 to 72% of rosacea patients. This can result in gritty sensations in the eyes, “blurred vision, tearing, pain, and problems with glare.”
Treatment usually involves both dermatology and ophthalmology. For ocular rosacea, dermatology can mostly offer oral antibiotic pills to decrease inflammation over the entire face, including the eyes. Dermatology can also treat nearby inflamed skin, esp the nose and cheek regions.
Ophthalmology is usually in charge of medicated eye drops, partially because many common eye drops include corticosteroids that can increase intraocular pressures. Only ophthalmologists and eye clinics can screen for glaucoma development.
Patients almost always request information on non prescription options when possible. There is one study that showed that omega 3 fatty acids (dosage used was 500 mg capsules, each containing 325 mg EPA & 175 mg DHA, twice daily for 3 months) seem to “benefit the quality of the tear film.” Specifically, a study of 264 patients with dry eyes (not all patients had rosacea, but all had eye issues) found 66% of the treated group and 33% of the placebo group had improvement in eye symptoms. In addition, there was a significant increase in tear production, measured by Schirmer’s test & significant increase in tear retention, measured by tear breakup time.
No side effects were reported.
If you have rosacea or other skin issues, please make an appointment for dermatology consultation at (626) 251-1500 to discuss your options.
Charles Chiang, MD, FAAD
- Dotinga R. Ocular rosacea remains a stubborn foe. Dermatology News 2017
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