Monday, August 25, 2008


In an unfortunate industrial accident, a patient's right eye is lacerated with a sharp instrument. He loses function of that eye, but it is not removed. Several years later, the other eye is diagnosed with uveitis. Weird.

Challenge: What's the diagnosis?

1 comment:

Craig said...


This is sympathetic ophthalmia, a disorder that results from an immune response to ocular antigens released during penetrating trauma. The sensitized immune system then causes inflammation of the contralateral eye.

Sources: UpToDate; Wikipedia.