v3.19.1
Document and Entity Information - shares
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2019
May 06, 2019
Document and Entity Information [Abstract]    
Document Type 10-Q  
Amendment Flag false  
Document Period End Date Mar. 31, 2019  
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2019  
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q1  
Entity Registrant Name EYEGATE PHARMACEUTICALS INC  
Entity Central Index Key 0001372514  
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31  
Entity Filer Category Non-accelerated Filer  
Trading Symbol EYEG  
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   45,575,737
Entity Emerging Growth Company true  
Entity Ex Transition Period true  
Entity Small Business true