v3.10.0.1
Document And Entity Information - shares
6 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2018
Aug. 01, 2018
Document Information [Line Items]    
Document Type 10-Q  
Amendment Flag false  
Document Period End Date Jun. 30, 2018  
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2018  
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q2  
Entity Registrant Name EYEGATE PHARMACEUTICALS INC  
Entity Central Index Key 0001372514  
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31  
Entity Filer Category Smaller Reporting Company  
Trading Symbol EYEG  
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   43,439,130