Sympathetic ophthalmia following evisceration: a rare case.

Mark Lucarelli // Michael Nork // Publications // Jul 01 2005

PubMed ID: 16052152

Author(s): Griepentrog GJ, Lucarelli MJ, Albert DM, Nork TM. Sympathetic ophthalmia following evisceration: a rare case. Ophthalmic Plast Reconstr Surg. 2005 Jul;21(4):316-8. PMID 16052152

Journal: Ophthalmic Plastic And Reconstructive Surgery, Volume 21, Issue 4, Jul 2005

We describe a case of sympathetic ophthalmia following evisceration of a blind, painful, posttraumatic, glaucomatous eye. Although rare, this complication has been reported previously in the literature. We provide a brief review of sympathetic ophthalmia following evisceration and discuss the importance of a high degree of clinical suspicion and prompt treatment with high-dose systemic corticosteroids or other immunomodulators.