Sympathetic ophthalmia following neodymium:YAG cyclotherapy

Ophthalmic Surg. 1989 Aug;20(8):544-6.


Neodymium:YAG cyclotherapy has been demonstrated to lower intraocular pressure dramatically in patients with uncontrolled glaucoma, with potentially fewer side-effects than cyclocryotherapy. We report the clinical course and histopathological features of a case of sympathetic ophthalmia occurring soon after YAG cyclotherapy.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Chlorambucil / therapeutic use
  • Eye / pathology
  • Glaucoma / surgery
  • Humans
  • Laser Therapy / adverse effects*
  • Male
  • Ophthalmia, Sympathetic / drug therapy
  • Ophthalmia, Sympathetic / etiology*
  • Ophthalmia, Sympathetic / pathology


  • Chlorambucil