Contact dermatitis to ophthalmic solutions

Welsh Institute of Dermatology, University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, UK.
Clinical and Experimental Dermatology (Impact Factor: 1.09). 08/2012; 37(6):593-7; quiz 597-8. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2230.2012.04398.x
Source: PubMed


Periorbital and eyelid dermatitis is a recalcitrant and often distressing condition. Allergic contact dermatitis to ophthalmic solutions is an important cause of periorbital and eyelid dermatitis. In this review article, we discuss the allergens involved, the difficulties in patch testing, and the recommended concentrations and vehicles for patch testing.