Sympathetic ophthalmitis is a rare bilateral granulomatous panuveitisoccurring
after ocular penetrating trauma most frequently associated with uveal tissue
prolapse. It can also occur following ocular surgery like cataract, vitrectomy,
trabeculectomy, retinal detachment surgery and even after laser
photocoagulation. Incidence varies between 0.05% to 0.2% following penetrating
trauma and 0.01% following ocular surgery.
Key words: Sympathetic Ophthalmitis, Granulomatous panuveitis.