(18),(19) No cases of sympathetic ophthalmitis
has been encountered during the study period.
There were no cases of sympathetic ophthalmitis
The diagnosis was sympathetic ophthalmitis after all infective and inflammatory causes were excluded.
Sympathetic ophthalmitis is a rare ocular inflammatory condition where a penetrating injury or intra-ocular surgery to one eye predisposes the other, uninjured, eye to vision loss.
Sympathetic ophthalmitis could have been avoided in this case, highlighting that ocular injuries should be assessed thoroughly and referred to an ophthalmologist when in doubt.
True (A) or false (B)--click on the correct answer: Early repair of a penetrating eye injury can prevent sympathetic ophthalmitis.
True (A) or false (B)--click on the correct answer: Treatment of sympathetic ophthalmitis includes systemic immunosuppression.
Sympathetic ophthalmitis is a rare bilateral cause of blindness.
Patient with sympathetic ophthalmitis express HLA-DR4.
Sympathetic ophthalmitis affecting entire uveal tissue except choriocapillaries and retinal vessel.
Differential diagnosis of sympathetic ophthalmitis is VKH having same HLA typing, but more systemic association and malignancy.