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December 1952

SYMPATHIZING EYE IN SYMPATHETIC OPHTHALMIAA Pathologic Study

Author Affiliations

BROOKLYN
From the Departments of Pathology of the Brooklyn Hospital and the Brooklyn Eye and Ear Hospital.

AMA Arch Ophthalmol. 1952;48(6):723-737. doi:10.1001/archopht.1952.00920010735009
Abstract

HISTOLOGIC examinations of eyes secondarily involved in sympathetic ophthalmia have been reported infrequently. Recently Haik and his associates,1 in reviewing sympathetic ophthalmia, commented that "no case seems to have been recorded in the American literature." These authors found.the entire literature on the "sympathizing eye" surprisingly scant. Loewenstein,2 in 1945, had collected records of 19 examinations, most of which had been made in Germany before 1900, and to them he added 4 cases of his own. Thirteen other cases were recorded by Greeves3 in 1948. Haik and his co-workers, after reviewing the 18 cases in the British journals, pointed out that most of the sympathizing eyes had been removed late in the course of the disease. They implied that in some cases at least, the condition may have been bilateral endophthalmitis, and not true sympathetic ophthalmia.

The case to be discussed furnished an example of what I believe

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