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sympathetic ophthalmia

noun, Ophthalmology
inflammation of one eye due to injury or disease of the other eye.
Origin of sympathetic ophthalmia
1870-75 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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sympathetic ophthalmia in Medicine

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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