According to the study, published in the Journal of Ophthalmic Inflammation and Infection, a 28-year-old woman with 20-20 vision in her right eye has experienced dark blind spots, phantom light flashes and deterioration of vision to 20-50 just two days after getting her second dose of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine. (Related: Study links COVID-19 vaccines to untreatable eyeball clots.)
Further examinations revealed torn eye tissue, swollen optic nerves and multiple pale-colored lesions scattered throughout the black of her eye. Fortunately, her right eye vision returned to normal and all other symptoms disappeared after three months without any treatment.
One year later, the woman experienced similar symptoms in her left eye. This time, the symptoms appeared seven days after she had tested positive for COVID-19. The symptoms were gone after nine months without treatment.
The study conducted by scientists from New Zealand also found that there have been "15 reported cases of MEWDS following COVID-19 vaccination and at least three following COVID-19 infection," but the most recent case is the first ever recorded case of MEWDS following both vaccination and infection in one person.
This disease has been linked to different vaccinations like hepatitis A and B, human papillomavirus (HPV), influenza, measles-mumps-rubella (MMR), chickenpox, rabies, yellow fever, and now, COVID-19.
MEWDS, a mysterious inflammatory eye disease of the outer retina, is believed to be an autoimmune response and is often seen in young, nearsighted women at around 28 or over 65 years old. The white dots in the retina typically vanish after the early stage, hence the name "evanescent," and recurrences are rare. As explained, the woman experienced the early symptoms of MEWDS.
The outer retina is like the camera lens of the eye. When light enters the eye, it goes through the outer retina, which then sends information to the inner retina and eventually to the brain. In short, the outer retina helps the eye take in light and start the process of "seeing." This explains why vision gets affected with MEWDS.
Tests show that people with MEWDS might have problems with their peripheral vision, the central part of their vision or side vision. Through the use of a special dye, the eyes might not show anything unusual at first, but later it can reveal a ring-like pattern of increased brightness around the white spots.
Another test called ERG might show changes in the electrical activity of the eye, suggesting there's some inflammation happening at the level of the photoreceptors, which are cells that help humans see. People with MEWDS usually get their vision back to normal, but the part of the eye called the foveal RPE might still look a bit grainy.
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