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Sympathetic Uveitis (Sympathetic Ophthalmia) Following Penetrating Injury or Surgery

Specialty:

Ophthalmology
Infectious Diseases
Immunology/Rheumatology

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Description:

Sympathetic uveitis (or ophthalmia) is a bilateral uveitis that develops following a penetrating injury or surgery involving one eye, resulting in the loss of vision in the second eye. It is a chronic, lymphocytic and granulomatous inflammatory process that is presumed to represent an autoimmune reaction.

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