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Sympathetic ophthalmia following blunt injury to phthisical eye
  1. Vinay S Patil,
  2. Abhidnya Surve,
  3. Mousumi Banerjee and
  4. Vinod Kumar
  1. Dr Rajendra Prasad Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Vinod Kumar; drvinod_agg{at}


Sympathetic ophthalmia is a severe sight-threatening disorder that can lead to blindness if not diagnosed and managed appropriately. It occurs most commonly following penetrating ocular injury and less commonly following surgery. Herein, we report a case of sympathetic ophthalmia following blunt trauma to the phthisical eye along with the pathophysiology and management of such cases.

  • retina
  • anterior chamber
  • macula
  • immunology

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  • Contributors VSP has worked up the case and prepared the manuscript. AS and MB has prepared the manuscript and done literature search. VK has edited the manuscript.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.