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the injured eye in sympathetic ophthalmia.
(in sympathetic ophthalmia) the eye that sustains a penetrating injury and causes an inflammatory reaction in the fellow eye. Also called inciting eye.
ex·cit·ing eye(ek-sī'ting ī)
The injured eye in sympathetic ophthalmia.
In sympathetic ophthalmia, the damaged eye, the source of sympathogenic influences.
See also: eye