To evaluate the possible causes of cataract progression in. Japanesepatients with atopic dermatitis.
Department of Ophthalmology, Toyama Medical and Pharmaceutical University,Toyama, Japan.
This prospective study comprised 41 patients (81 eyes) with atopic dermatitis. Cataract progression was determined by photographs and visual acuity results. Mean follow-up was 2.5 years (range 1.0 to 3.5 years).
Patients with facial atopic dermatitis, contact lenses, or both may rubtheir eyes more frequently than those with lesions on other body parts, increasing their risk of cataract progression.