Contact Dermatitis

Contact Dermatitis

Symptoms

Sudden rash over the lids with or without eyelid swelling and watery discharge from the eyes. Sometimes vesicles and conjunctival redness and swelling.

What is it?

Cause by hypersensitivity to eye drops, cosmetics (including nail polish)

Treatment

  • Avoid offending agent(s) (usually cosmetics, cold creames, etc).
  • Cool compresses 4-6 times/day
  • Topical antihistamines/steroids may be indicated
  • Systeminc antiallergic agents
  • Mild steroid cream may be indicated over the affected area.