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CASE REPORT
Year : 2022  |  Volume : 34  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 373-378

Unilateral acute central serous chorioretinopathy with inactivated coronavirus disease 2019 vaccination: A case report and review of literature


1 Eye Research Center, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran; Ocular Oncology Service, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada, Iran
2 Eye Research Center, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran

Correspondence Address:
Hamid Reza Heidarzadeh
Eye Research Center, Khatam-Al-Anbia Eye Hospital, Qarani Blvd, Mashhad
Iran
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/joco.joco_41_22

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Purpose: To report unilateral acute-onset central serous chorioretinopathy (CSC) following vaccination with inactivated coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine in a healthy patient. Methods: Case report and review of literature. Results: A 39-year-old male was referred with sudden-onset, painless, unilateral blurred vision in the right eye. His first dose of the Sinopharm vaccine was injected 2 days before. A complete ocular examination revealed central subretinal fluid (SRF) accumulation in favor of CSC in the right eye. Systemic workup disclosed no previous COVID-19 infection or any systemic involvement. After 3 weeks, SRF decreased remarkably without treatment. Conclusions: It is proposed that CSC development can be an ocular adverse effect of COVID-19 vaccination, although it is infrequent. Ophthalmologists should be aware of the possible association between COVID-19 vaccination and ocular adverse effects, but vaccination is the best effectual measure against COVID-19.


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