sympathetic ophthalmia

sympathetic ophthalmia

noun Ophthalmology.
inflammation of one eye due to injury or disease of the other eye.

Origin:
1870–75

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sympathetic ophthalmia n.
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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