Atopic Dermatitis (AD)—A Form of Eczema—May Increase Your risk for Some Eye Diseases

According to a 15-year study in Denmark, the more severe the AD, the higher the risk of developing certain eye diseases. The researchers examined medical records of adults in Denmark and found that those with AD had a higher risk of developing conjunctivitis, also known as pink eye, and keratitis or inflamed cornea. The American Academy of Dermatology warns that individuals with AD should pay close attention to their eyes, and if a problem lasts more than a few days, seek treatment from a dermatologist or ophthalmologist.

Source: Thyssen JP, Toft PB, et al. Incidence, prevalence, and risk of selected ocular disease in adults with atopic dermatitis. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2017;77:280-6.

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