Sympathetic ophthalmia following evisceration: A rare case

Gregory J. Griepentrog, Mark J. Lucarelli, Daniel M. Albert, T. Michael Nork

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We describe a case of sympathetic ophthalmia following evisceration of a blind, painful, posttraumatic, glaucomatous eye. Although rare, this complication has been reported previously in the literature. We provide a brief review of sympathetic ophthalmia following evisceration and discuss the importance of a high degree of clinical suspicion and prompt treatment with high-dose systemic corticosteroids or other immunomodulators.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)316-318
Number of pages3
JournalOphthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 1 2005


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Ophthalmology

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