Allergic Contact Dermatitis to Ophthalmic Medications: Relevant Allergens and Alternative Testing Methods

Katherine R. Grey, Erin M Warshaw

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Abstract

Allergic contact dermatitis is an important cause of periorbital dermatitis. Topical ophthalmic agents are relevant sensitizers. Contact dermatitis to ophthalmic medications can be challenging to diagnose and manage given the numerous possible offending agents, including both active and inactive ingredients. Furthermore, a substantial body of literature reports false-negative patch test results to ophthalmic agents. Subsequently, numerous alternative testing methods have been described. This review outlines the periorbital manifestations, causative agents, and alternative testing methods of allergic contact dermatitis to ophthalmic medications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)333-347
Number of pages15
JournalDermatitis
Volume27
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2016

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© 2016 American Contact Dermatitis Society. All Rights Reserved.

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Copyright 2017 Elsevier B.V., All rights reserved.

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