American Journal of Clinical Dermatology

, Volume 20, Issue 6, pp 797–805 | Cite as

Ocular Co-Morbidities of Atopic Dermatitis. Part I: Associated Ocular Diseases

  • Kristen M. BeckEmail author
  • Gerami D. Seitzman
  • Eric J. Yang
  • Isabelle M. Sanchez
  • Wilson Liao
Review Article


Ocular diseases associated with atopic dermatitis (AD) may be sight-threatening. A general understanding of the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment of atopic eye disease may assist dermatologists in knowing when to refer to ophthalmology and in co-managing these diseases with ophthalmologists. Ocular diseases associated with AD include eyelid dermatitis, keratoconjunctivitis, keratoconus, cataract, and retinal detachment. AD patients are also at higher risk for bacterial and viral ocular infections. The objective of this article is to provide a current review of ocular diseases that commonly affect AD patients. The pathogenesis, clinical manifestations, diagnosis, and treatment of ocular co-morbidities of AD will be discussed.


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Conflict of interest

Kristen M. Beck, Gerami D. Seitzman, Eric J. Yang, and Isabelle M. Sanchez have no conflicts of interest to declare. Wilson Liao has a research grant with Sanofi/Regeneron, which manufactures dupilumab. Sanofi/Regeneron was not involved in the content, writing, or review of this manuscript.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kristen M. Beck
    • 1
    Email author
  • Gerami D. Seitzman
    • 2
  • Eric J. Yang
    • 1
  • Isabelle M. Sanchez
    • 1
  • Wilson Liao
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of DermatologyUniversity of California San FranciscoSan FranciscoUSA
  2. 2.Department of OphthalmologyFrancis I. Proctor Foundation, University of California San FranciscoSan FranciscoUSA

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