Keimyung Medical Journal, Vol.28(1) : 110-115, 2009
Atopic dermatitis is a chronic and relapsing inflammatory skin disorder associated with peak prevalence among infants and children. Atopic dermatitis has been reported to be associated with a variety of ocular complications such as blepharitis, keratoconjunctivitis, keratoconus, superficial punctate keratitis, uveitis, cataract, retinal break, and retinal detachment. Among these, cataract and retinal detachment are the most serious complications that may cause visual disturbance. To date, several possible theories regarding the pathogenesis of retinal detachment in atopic dermatitis have been proposed. Among them, trauma has been considered the major cause of retinal detachment by several authors. Herein we present a rare case of atopic dermatitis with bilateral retinal detachment.