Ocular involvement in atopic disease: A review

Nimesh Patel, Nandini Venkateswaran, Ziqi Wang, Anat Galor

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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
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 1 2018


  • Atopic disease
  • Atopic keratoconjunctivitis
  • Clinical manifestations
  • Pathophysiology
  • Treatment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology


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