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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery|
|State||Published - Jul 1 2005|
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