Sympathetic ophthalmia after injury in the Iraq war

Julie Freidlin, John Pak, Howard H. Tessler, Allen M. Putterman, Debra A. Goldstein*

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A 21-year-old US soldier received a penetrating eye injury while fighting in Iraq and was treated with evisceration. Sympathetic ophthalmia developed, which responded well to steroid treatment. This is the first case of sympathetic ophthalmia after a war injury reported since World War II.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)133-134
Number of pages2
JournalOphthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Ophthalmology


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