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April 1977

Sympathetic Uveitis Following Glaucoma Surgery

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Ophthalmology, University of Iowa, Iowa City (Drs Shammas and Zubyk). Dr Stanfield is in private practice in Anderson, SC.

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)