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November 1968

Ophthalmologic Side Effects of a New Topical Psoriatic Medication

Author Affiliations

Newark, NJ

From the Division of Dermatology, New Jersey College of Medicine and Denistry (Dr. Brodkin) and Newark Beth Israel Hospital, Newark, NJ (Dr. Bleiberg).

Arch Dermatol. 1968;98(5):525. doi:10.1001/archderm.1968.01610170085018

A case of bilateral kerititis developing in a psoriatic patient using triacetoxy anthracene (Exolan) cream is presented. The symptoms and findings closely resemble two previously reported cases in the literature and suggest that triacetoxy anthracene is an eye irritant resembling its parent compound dithranol.