Allergic contact blepharoconjunctivitis due to phenylephrine eye drops

J Investig Allergol Clin Immunol. Jan-Feb 1999;9(1):55-7.


We present two cases of sensitization to phenylephrine hydrochloride with clinical manifestation of blepharoconjunctivitis in the course of an ophthalmologic examination. Patch testing with available commercial preparations containing phenylephrine hydrochloride was positive in both patients. The other eye drops tested during the ophthalmologic examination were negative for both cases.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Blepharitis / chemically induced*
  • Conjunctivitis, Allergic / chemically induced*
  • Dermatitis, Contact / etiology
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Ophthalmic Solutions
  • Phenylephrine / administration & dosage
  • Phenylephrine / adverse effects*
  • Skin Tests


  • Ophthalmic Solutions
  • Phenylephrine