Vaccine-Associated Uveitis

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All of the widely administered vaccines have been reported to cause uveitis. The ocular inflammation is usually temporary and resolves with topical ocular steroids. During a 26-year period, a total of 289 cases of vaccine-associated uveitis were reported to three adverse reaction reporting databases. Hepatitis B vaccine, either alone or administered with other vaccines, appears to be the leading offender. Clinicians are encouraged to report cases of vaccine- or drug-associated ocular adverse reactions to




Benage, M., & Fraunfelder, F. W. (2016). Vaccine-Associated Uveitis. Missouri Medicine, 113(1), 48–52.

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