inflammation of one eye due to injury or disease of the other eye.
Origin of sympathetic ophthalmia
First recorded in 1870–75
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Medicine definitions for sympathetic ophthalmia
A swelling of the uvea in an uninjured eye caused by a wound of the uvea of the other eye. It may eventually lead to bilateral blindness.
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