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Definition of Sympathetic ophthalmia

Sympathetic ophthalmia: Inflammation of the uveal tract of the uninjured eye (sympathizing eye) some weeks after a wound involving the uveal tract of the other eye (exciting eye). Also known as transferred ophthalmia.

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Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012

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