Abstract Title:

Multiple evanescent white dot syndrome after hepatitis B vaccine.

Abstract Source:

Am J Ophthalmol. 1996 Sep ;122(3):431-2. PMID: 8794720

Abstract Author(s):

E Baglivo, A B Safran, F X Borruat

Article Affiliation:

E Baglivo


PURPOSE: Hepatitis B vaccine has become an effective means of preventing complications of hepatitis B. However, it occasionally induces serious side effects. We report a case of multiple evanescent white dot syndrome (MEWDS) that occurred following hepatitis B vaccination.

METHODS: A 23-year-old woman with a one-week history of progressive loss of vision in the left eye and bilateral photopsia was referred for examination. Her symptoms appeared 24 hours after a booster intramuscular injection of hepatitis B vaccine.

RESULTS: Clinical examination, fluorescein angiography, and the course of events were typical of MEWDS.

CONCLUSIONS: This case demonstrates the occasional occurrence of MEWDS after hepatitis B vaccine and suggests that hepatitis B virus immunization may be a risk factor for this retinal condition.

Study Type : Human: Case Report

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