Reazioni allergiche da contatto provocate da farmaci oftalmici

Translated title of the contribution: Allergic contact reactions due to ophthalmologic preparations

A. Tosti, A. Montanari, C. Vincenzi, M. Pazzaglia

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Background. Ophthalmologic preparations may occasionally be responsible for contact sensitization. Methods. This paper reports a clinical study on 39 patients with a dermatitis of the conjunctiva and/or the eyelids. All patients were patch tested with the GIRDCA standard series, their personal ophthalmic preparations and their single constituents when available. Results. Fifteen of the 39 patients showed a relevant reaction to their ophthalmic preparations and/or their single constituents. These include 6 reactions to thiomersal, 2 reactions to timolol, 2 reactions to benzalconium chloride, 2 reactions to cloramphenicol and I reaction to propilenglycol. Conclusions. Our study reveals that ophthalmic preparations are a common cause of sensitization in patients with eyelids eczema.

Translated title of the contributionAllergic contact reactions due to ophthalmologic preparations
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)435-439
Number of pages5
JournalGiornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia
Issue number5
StatePublished - Jan 1 1999
Externally publishedYes


  • Dermatitis, allergic contact
  • Ophthalmic solutions adverse effects
  • Patch test

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology


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