• Vol. 40 No. 3, 147–148
  • 15 March 2011

Sympathetic Ophthalmia in an Infected Post-Scleral Buckling Eye

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Sympathetic ophthalmia (SO) is a rare, bilateral, non-necrotising granulomatous panuveitis that may develop after exposure of intraocular contents to the immune system, i.e., trauma, followed by a latent period and the appearance of uveitis in both the injured and non-injured eye. Both eyes are affected, with the injured eye usually presenting with uveitis before, and more severe than the uninjured eye.

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