Contact dermatitis to ophthalmic solutions

Clin Exp Dermatol. 2012 Aug;37(6):593-7; quiz 597-8. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2230.2012.04398.x.


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.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Dermatitis, Contact / diagnosis
  • Dermatitis, Contact / etiology*
  • Eyelid Diseases / chemically induced*
  • Humans
  • Ophthalmic Solutions / adverse effects*
  • Orbital Diseases / chemically induced*
  • Orbital Diseases / diagnosis
  • Patch Tests / methods
  • Sensitivity and Specificity


  • Ophthalmic Solutions