Multiple evanescent white dot syndrome (MEWDS) is an acute, usually unilateral, eye retinal disorder that mainly occurs in healthy young women; here is a case following COVID Pfizer mRNA technology

by Paul Alexander

Inagawa et al. "Multiple evanescent white dot syndrome following vaccination for COVID-19: A case report"; 30-year-old Japanese woman, had received her first Pfizer BNT162b2 mRNA COVID vaccination.

Rationale: Multiple evanescent white dot syndrome (MEWDS) is an acute, usually unilateral, retinal disorder of unknown etiology that predominantly occurs in healthy young women. We report a case of bilateral asymmetric MEWDS that developed following the first vaccination for coronavirus-19 and worsened after a second vaccination.

Patient concerns: A 30-year-old Japanese woman was examined in an eye clinic for blurred vision in her left eye for 1 week duration. Thirteen days before her examination, she had received her first BNT162b2 mRNA SARS-CoV-2 vaccination. Her best-corrected visual acuity was 20/20 in both eyes. Fundus examination revealed multiple yellowish-white spots in the perifoveal area of both eyes. Visibility of the spots gradually decreased during the following week. She was then vaccinated with a second dose, and 3 days later, her vision worsened in her left eye. She was then referred to our hospital because of worsened vision and the appearance of white spots on other parts of the retina. Ophthalmological examination revealed a best-corrected visual acuity of 30/20 both eyes.’