• We had two cases of sympathetic uveitis after filtering procedures were performed on blind, painful eyes. A review of the literature shows that it is not the type of antiglaucoma operation that has to be incriminated in precipitating sympathetic uveitis, but the condition of the eye undergoing a filtering procedure. The risk is much higher when the glaucoma is absolute. There is much danger in operating on blind, painful eyes.
(Arch Ophthalmol 95:638-641, 1977)
Shammas HF, Zubyk NA, Stanfield TF. Sympathetic Uveitis Following Glaucoma Surgery. Arch Ophthalmol. 1977;95(4):638-641. doi:10.1001/archopht.1977.04450040104015