Glaucoma eye drops adverse skin reactions

Carmen Cantisani, Marina Ambrifi, Federica Frascani, Gilda Fazia, Giovanni Paolino, Roberto Lisi, Stefano Calvieri

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The term “Glaucoma” is used to describe a number of diseases of the eye characterized by a particular form of optic nerve damage that is often associated with high intraocular pressure (IOP). The open-angle glaucoma is the most common form that is also referred to as chronic glaucoma. This is described as an optic neuropathy with multifactorial nature in which there is a loss of characteristics of the optic nerve fibers. Therapeutic options for the treatment of this disease are different, you can take advantage of eye drops, laser therapy and conventional surgery or more combined treatments. Medicated eye drops are the most common way to treat glaucoma. Although eye drops are widely used, adverse reactions are not frequently observed and described. In particular, the adverse skin reactions are not frequently described in the literature, but often seen in dermatologic clinic, we reported their skin reactions and possible alternative treatments described in literature and their patent applications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)192-195
Number of pages4
JournalRecent Patents on Inflammation and Allergy Drug Discovery
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2014


  • Beta-blockers
  • Eye drop
  • Glaucoma
  • High intraocular pressure
  • Ocular disorders
  • Skin reactions

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Drug Discovery
  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Medicine(all)


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