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April 1977

Sympathetic Uveitis Following Glaucoma Surgery

Arch Ophthalmol. 1977;95(4):638-641. doi:10.1001/archopht.1977.04450040104015

• 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)