Ocular involvement in atopic disease: a review

Nimesh Patel, Nandini Venkateswaran, Ziqi Wang, Anat Galor

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Abstract

PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To provide a review of the potential sight-threatening sequelae associated with ocular involvement of atopic disease and to discuss the management of this chronic condition.

RECENT FINDINGS: There has been a recognition that atopic keratoconjunctivitis (AKC) is a chronic, inflammatory and potentially blinding disease. Recent efforts have focused on steroid sparing, systemic T cell and calcineurin inhibitor medications for the treatment of severe disease.

SUMMARY: Ocular involvement in atopic disease can have a variety of clinical manifestations. Progressive disease can be vision threatening, especially in younger patients. Prompt and effective treatment through a multidisciplinary approach, including ophthalmology, allergy and immunology and dermatology, can permit stability of the disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)576-581
Number of pages6
JournalCurrent Opinion in Ophthalmology
Volume29
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2018

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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