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Ocul Immunol Inflamm ; : 1-5, 2022 Oct 13.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-2062599


PURPOSE: To report two cases of multiple evanescent white dot syndrome (MEWDS) following COVID-19 vaccination with the BNT162b2 mRNA vaccine. METHODS: Two case reports. Case-1: A 40-yo Caucasian male, complained of blurred and decrease of vision in his left eye (OS) one week after the first dose of the BNT162b2 mRNA SARS-CoV-2 vaccine. Funduscopic examination OS showed multiple granular white dots with an aspect of foveal granularity. Case-2: A 23-yo woman also presented with defective and decrease of vision OS. She received her first dose of the BNT162b2 mRNA SARS-CoV-2 vaccine ten days before. Dilated fundus examination OS showed altered macular reflex with an aspect of foveal granularity. RESULTS: Multimodal imaging showed features of MEWDS in both cases. The anomalies found resolved spontaneously after 6 weeks. CONCLUSION: Inflammation and immune dysregulation induced by COVID-19 mRNA vaccine or its adjuvants could be involved in ocular adverse effects.

JAMA Ophthalmol ; 139(3): 348-351, 2021 03 01.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-1039145


Importance: The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has made alcohol-based hand sanitizers (ABHS) widely available in public places. This may warrant determining whether cases of unintentional ocular exposure are increasing, especially in children. Objective: To describe the epidemiologic trend of pediatric eye exposures to ABHS and to report the severity of the ocular lesions. Design, Setting, and Participants: Retrospective case series conducted from April 1, 2020, to August 24, 2020. Cases were retrieved from the national database of the French Poison Control Centers (PCC) and from a pediatric ophthalmology referral hospital in Paris, France. Cases of ocular exposure to chemical agents in children younger than 18 years during the study period were reviewed. Cases of ABHS exposure were included. Exposures: The following data were collected: age, sex, circumstances of exposure, symptoms, size of the epithelial defect at first examination, time between the incident and re-epithelialization, and medical and/or surgical management. Main Outcomes and Measures: Comparison of the number of eye exposures to ABHS in children between April to August 2020 and April to August 2019. Results: Between April 1 and August 24, 2020, there were 7 times more pediatric cases of ABHS eye exposures reported in the PCC database compared with the same period in 2019 (9.9% of pediatric eye exposures in 2020 vs 1.3% in 2019; difference, 8.6%; 95% CI, 7.4-9.9; P < .001). The number of cases occurring in public places increased in 2020 (from 16.4% in May to 52.4% in August). Similarly, admissions to the eye hospital for ABHS exposure increased at the same period (16 children in 2020 including 10 boys; mean [SD] age, 3.5 [1.4] years vs 1 boy aged 16 months in 2019). Eight of them presented with a corneal and/or conjunctival ulcer, involving more than 50% of the corneal surface for 6 of them. Two cases required amniotic membrane transplant. Conclusions and Relevance: These data support the likelihood of an increasing number of unintentional ocular exposures to ABHS in the pediatric population. To maintain good public compliance with hand disinfection, these findings support that health authorities should ensure the safe use of these devices and warn the parents and caregivers about their potential danger for children.

2-Propanol/adverse effects , COVID-19/prevention & control , Ethanol/adverse effects , Eye Injuries/chemically induced , Eye Injuries/epidemiology , Hand Disinfection , Hand Sanitizers/adverse effects , Adolescent , Age Factors , COVID-19/transmission , Child , Child, Preschool , Eye Injuries/diagnosis , Female , France/epidemiology , Gels , Humans , Infant , Male , Poison Control Centers , Risk Assessment , Risk Factors , Time Factors