The relative infrequency of sympathetic ophthalmia demands that every case be reported so that all may profit from the experience of others. With this thought in mind a questionnaire was sent to the 471 practicing ophthalmologists in New York state with the hope that an analysis might lead to some interesting observations. Of 212 (45 per cent) who replied 112 reported that they had never treated sympathetic ophthalmia, while 18 stated that they had observed cases but that their records were either lost or not accessible. Eighty-two physicians reported 158 cases of sympathetic disease, in 5 of which the condition was apparently sympathetic irritation, and in 2, uveitis due to some other cause. There were 151 cases in which the clinical diagnosis seemed reasonably certain. Fifteen physicians reported from 3 to 8 cases each; 19 reported 2 each, and the remainder 1 each. Only 48 of the 126 enucleated exciting
JOY HH. A SURVEY OF CASES OF SYMPATHETIC OPHTHALMIA OCCURRING IN NEW YORK STATE. Arch Ophthalmol. 1935;14(5):733–741. doi:10.1001/archopht.1935.00840110047003
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