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Man With Pruritic, Edematous Eruption of the Upper and Lower Eyelids

Man With Pruritic, Edematous Eruption of the Upper and Lower Eyelids

swollen, itchy red eyes
Case and photo courtesy of Ted Rosen, MD


This 53-year-old man presented for medical attention after borrowing his wife’s eye drops for his itchy eyes. He used her drops twice a day for 3 days before the sudden appearance of swollen, itchy red eyes.

What does the bilateral eruption of the upper and lower lids suggest — and what are the potential long-term clinical implications?

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