Orphanet: Sympathetic ophthalmia

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Sympathetic ophthalmia

Disease definition

Sympathetic ophthalmia (SO) is a bilateral granulomatous anterior uveitis usually occurring within the three months following trauma or a surgical procedure involving one eye.


Classification level: Disorder
  • Synonym(s):
    • Sympathetic uveitis
  • Prevalence: 1-9 / 1 000 000
  • Inheritance: Not applicable 
  • Age of onset: All ages
  • ICD-10: H44.1
  • OMIM: -
  • UMLS: C0029077
  • MeSH: D009879
  • GARD: -
  • MedDRA: 10042742
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