Atopic Dermatitis is a genetic skin disorder. Patients with atopic dermatitis often have eyelid involvement· The skin may be red, scaly and sometimes oozing. Itch is common (Fig 2).
Sometimes the eye lining and eyelids are also affected in atopic dermatitis and a sore eye may result. There is watery eye discharge and patients may find their eyes sensitive to light. If the eyelid or eye itself is affected your doctor will prescribe some eyedrops and creams for you. Creams will help.
Many patients are also allergic to housedust. Housedust may aggravate their eye inflammation.