1955
DOI: 10.1001/archderm.1955.03730330017003
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Occurrence of Cataracts and Keratoconus with Atopic Dermatitis

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“…29,30 A breakdown of the blood-aqueous barrier and frequent eye rubbing may also be contributory factors. 32,33 A literature review of population-based studies on risk factors for cataract has failed to reveal atopy as a risk factor for the development of cataract even in young and age-related cataract. Although the atopy questionnaire used in this study has not been validated against other indicators of allergy (eg IgE and eosinophilia), all the participants reporting symptoms were interviewed and examined by an allergy specialist who confirmed the diagnosis.…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…29,30 A breakdown of the blood-aqueous barrier and frequent eye rubbing may also be contributory factors. 32,33 A literature review of population-based studies on risk factors for cataract has failed to reveal atopy as a risk factor for the development of cataract even in young and age-related cataract. Although the atopy questionnaire used in this study has not been validated against other indicators of allergy (eg IgE and eosinophilia), all the participants reporting symptoms were interviewed and examined by an allergy specialist who confirmed the diagnosis.…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…Association between atopy and keratoconus has been identified for more than 50 years, but multiple studies have shown conflicting results. [4][5][6][7][8] Higher levels of serum immunoglobulin E was found in 59% of keratoconus patients in studies performed around 30 years ago. 9,10 However, as many of the patients with ocular allergic diseases rub their eyes excessively, it remained unclear whether atopy itself or eye rubbing was the factor related to keratoconus.…”
Section: Introductionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…The incidence of atopic cataracts has been reported to be 20% in Finland [3], 16% in England [4], 8-12% in the United States [2,5,6], 3% in Sweden [7], 2% in Czechoslovakia [8], 0.4% in Germany [9,10], and 0% in Denmark [11], It is not clear whether there are social factors or eth nic differences in the susceptibility to atopic cataracts.…”
Section: Introductionmentioning
confidence: 99%