Sympathetic ophthalmia and subretinal neovascularization.

M. D. Carney, H. H. Tessler, G. A. Peyman, Morton F Goldberg, D. P. Williams

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We report a case of sympathetic ophthalmia with subretinal neovascularization of the macula. The subretinal neovascularization developed after penetrating trauma to the fellow eye. The occurrence of subretinal neovascularization in sympathetic ophthalmia is not surprising since disintegrative changes and breaks in Bruch's membrane have been reported in sympathetic ophthalmia. Subretinal neovascularization has also been reported in Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada syndrome, which is histopathologically similar to sympathetic ophthalmia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)184-186
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Ophthalmology
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 1990
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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Carney, M. D., Tessler, H. H., Peyman, G. A., Goldberg, M. F., & Williams, D. P. (1990). Sympathetic ophthalmia and subretinal neovascularization. Annals of Ophthalmology, 22(5), 184-186.