A multicenter study of ocular inflammation after COVID-19 vaccination

JOIS Uveitis Survey Working Group

研究成果: ジャーナルへの寄稿学術誌査読


Purpose: To report the characteristics of a case series of ocular inflammatory events following COVID-19 vaccination in Japan. Study design: Retrospective multicenter study Methods: In this retrospective multicenter survey, a questionnaire was sent to 16 Japanese hospitals that had uveitis specialty clinics. Information on patients who developed ocular inflammatory events within 14 days of COVID-19 vaccination between February 2021 and December 2021 was collected. Results: Thirty-seven patients were diagnosed with ocular inflammatory events following COVID-19 vaccination. The mean age was 53.4 ± 16.4 years (range, 26-86 years), and the mean time to onset after vaccination was 6.3 ± 4.2 days (range, 1-14 days). Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada disease (VKH) was the most common event (n = 17 patients, 46%), followed by anterior uveitis (n = 6), infectious uveitis (n = 3), acute zonal occult outer retinopathy (AZOOR) (n = 2), sarcoidosis-associated uveitis (n = 1), acute posterior multifocal placoid pigment epitheliopathy (APMPPE) (n = 1), optic neuritis (n = 1), multiple evanescent white dot syndrome (MEWDS) (n = 1), Posner-Schlossman syndrome (n = 1), and unclassified uveitis (n = 4). Twenty-eight cases occurred after BNT162b2 vaccination (Pfizer-BioNTech) and 8 after mRNA-1273 vaccination (Moderna), whilst 1 patient had no information about vaccine type. Conclusions: COVID-19 vaccination can be related to various types of ocular inflammatory events. When we encounter patients with ocular inflammatory disease, we should consider that it may be an adverse effect of COVID-19 vaccination.

ジャーナルJapanese Journal of Ophthalmology
出版ステータス印刷中 - 2022

!!!All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • 眼科学


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