Title

Phototherapy-related ophthalmologic disorders.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

3-1-2015

Publication Title

Clinics in dermatology

Abstract

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

PubMed ID

25704945

Volume

33

Issue

2

First Page

247

Last Page

255

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