Phototherapy-related ophthalmologic disorders
DePry J, Brescoll J, Szczotka-Flynn L, Rambhatla P, Lim HW, Cooper K. Phototherapy-related ophthalmologic disorders. Clinics in dermatology 2015; 33(2):247-255.
Clinics in dermatology
Phototherapy is an effective treatment option for a variety of dermatologic disorders, and the list of indications for its use continues to grow with advances in technology and our understanding of disease processes. Commonly used types of phototherapy include PUVA, broadband UVB, narrowband UVB, photodynamic therapy, and intense pulsed light therapy. Each therapeutic modality can have adverse acute and chronic effects on periocular and ocular structures, including the conjunctiva, cornea, crystalline lens, and retina. There are many types of protective eyewear options available, including goggles and contact lenses that can be used to prevent damage to ocular structures during phototherapy, particularly if eyelid closure is incomplete.
Medical Subject Headings
Eye Diseases; Eye Protective Devices; Female; Humans; Male; Photochemotherapy; Phototherapy; Prognosis; Psoriasis; Risk Assessment; Skin Diseases; Ultraviolet Therapy