Sympathetic Ophtalmitis

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Sympathetic ophtalmitis or SO for brevity is a medical condition referring to the granulomatous Uveitis which is a kind of inflammation of both eyes as a result of a trauma to one eye.


Diagnosis is made through eye examination and review of the patient's history and undergoing the Vogt-Koyanag-Harada Differential diagnosis.


Treatment includes enucleation of the injured eye, evisceration or the removal of the globe while leaving the sclera and extraovular muscles intact. Immunosuppressive therapy and the use of corticosteroids and pupillary dilators are also use to treat the medical condition affecting the eye.

Symptoms and Signs

Symptoms of Sympathetic Ophtalmitis are occurrence of floating spots and loss of accommodation, pain in the eye and photopobia.


It is said to be caused by a trauma in one of the eye.

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