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By McGill University Health Centre
The MUHC-McGill University
Co-author(s): Sabrina Bergeron, P. Zoroquiain, E. Esposito, S. Corredor Casas, P. Logan, A. N. Odashiro, Miguel N. Burnier, Paulina García de Alba Graue, McGill University Health Center-McGill University Ocular Pathology & Translational Research Laboratory
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- Last modified by Caroline Bozell on May 19, 2020.
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- Sympathetic Ophthalmia
- sympathetic ophthalmia, enucleation, retinal detachment
- Sympathetic ophthalmia is characterized by bilateral diffuse granulomatous uveitis that occurs 2 weeks to many years after traumatic penetration or perforation of the eye. It threatens the sight of the uninjured (sympathizing) eye. In this enucleation specimen, thickening of the uveal tract is evident (arrows). Complete proteinaceous retinal detachment (*) is also present, along with posterior synechia (adhesion of the iris to the anterior capsule of the lens).