Multiple evanescent white dot syndrome (MEWDS) following inactivated COVID-19 vaccination (Sinovac-CoronaVac)

Síndrome dos múltiplos pontos brancos evanescentes após vacina por vírus inativado para COVID-19 (Sinovac-CoronaVac)

Kenzo S. Tomishige Eduardo A. Novais Luciana P. dos S. Finamor Heloísa M. do Nascimento Rubens Belfort Jr.About the authors

ABSTRACT

A 38-year-old woman presented with photopsias and progressive but painless loss of vision in her right eye. Of note, she had received the first dose of inactivated COVID-19 vaccine (Sinovac/China National Pharmaceutical Group) 2 weeks prior to the onset of symptoms. Ophthalmic evaluation revealed a wreath-like foveal pattern and multiple gray-white dots throughout the posterior pole associated with discrete vitreous inflammatory reaction. Multimodal imaging analysis confirmed a diagnosis of multiple evanescent white dot syndrome. The patient underwent treatment with corticosteroids and, over the following weeks, her visual acuity improved to standard pattern.

Keywords:
White dot syndrome/diagnosis; COVID-19; Corona-virus infection; Vaccine; Vaccination; Adrenal cortex hormones

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