Contact lens intolerance; allergic conjunctivitis?

Pat Podmore, Frances Judy Storrs

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20 patients complaining of contact lens intolerance were patch tested to a contact lens solution and a contact lens components battery. Contact urticaria testing was also carried out. 8 patients had positive delayed reactions on patch testing, 6 patients had positive contact urticaria reactions, and 9 patients had no reactions. These results are discussed and possible alternative diagnoses for the 9 undiagnosed patients are proposed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)98-103
Number of pages6
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1989
Externally publishedYes


  • acrylates
  • allergic contact conjunctivitis
  • benzalkonium chloride
  • contact lens intolerance
  • contact urticaria
  • giant papillary conjunctivitis
  • irritant contact conjunctivitis
  • papain
  • sorbic acid
  • thimerosal

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Dermatology


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