Abstract Title:

[Adverse ocular effects of vaccinations].

Abstract Source:

Ophthalmologe. 2016 Jul ;113(7):615-22. PMID: 27357302

Abstract Author(s):

T Ness, H Hengel

Article Affiliation:

T Ness

Abstract:

Vaccinations are very effective measures for prevention of infections but are also associated with a long list of possible side effects. Adverse ocular effects following vaccination have been rarely reported or considered to be related to vaccinations. Conjunctivitis is a frequent sequel of various vaccinations. Oculorespiratory syndrome and serum sickness syndrome are considered to be related to influenza vaccinations. The risk of reactivation or initiation of autoimmune diseases (e. g. uveitis) cannot be excluded but has not yet been proven. Overall the benefit of vaccination outweighs the possible but very low risk of ocular side effects.

Study Type : Commentary

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