Oftalmia simpática grave: relato de caso

Oftalmia simpática grave: relato de caso

Autores:

José Alvaro Pereira Gomes,
Ronaldo Barcellos,
Fernando Crosta,
Erlan Stephen de Marco,
Maria Auxiliadora Sibinelli,
José Vital Filho,
Carlos Roberto Neufeld

ARTIGO ORIGINAL

Arquivos Brasileiros de Oftalmologia

versão impressa ISSN 0004-2749versão On-line ISSN 1678-2925

Arq. Bras. Oftalmol. vol.62 no.3 São Paulo jun. 1999

http://dx.doi.org/10.5935/0004-2749.19990020

SUMMARY

The authors present a case of severe sympathetic post-phacoemulsification ophthalmia which was treated with systemic immunosuppression and enucleation of the sympathizing eye. The patient presented resolution of the inflammatory picture and improvement in visual acuity. The clinical characteristics, diagnosis, pathophysiology and therapeutic aspects of sympathetic ophthalmia are discussed.

Keywords: Uveitis; Sympathetic ophthalmia; Enucleation; Immunosuppression

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