19,916 ‘eye disorders’ including blindness following COVID vaccine reported in Europe

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Hundreds of cases of blindness are among the 19,916 reports of “eye disorders” to the World Health Organization’s European drug monitoring agency following injection of experimental COVID-19 vaccines The nearly 20,000 eye disorders reported to VigiBase, a database for the WHO maintained by the Uppsala Monitoring Centre(UMC) in Uppsalla, Sweden, include: Eye pain, blurred vision, light intolerance, visual impairment, eye swelling, red eyes, eye irritation, itchy eyes, watery eyes, double vision, eye strain, dry eye, swelling around the eye, swelling of the eyelid, flashes of light in the field of vision, blindness, eyelid oedema, eye discomfort, conjunctival haemorrhage, abnormal contraction of eye muscle, vitreous floaters, periorbital oedema and eye haemorrhage. More than half of the eye disorders (10, 667) were also reported to the U.K.’s Yellow Card adverse event reporting system. These would have followed injection primarily of AstraZeneca’s and Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccines but included eight reports of eye disorders among the 228 reports concerning Moderna’s vaccine, of which only 100,000 first doses had been administered by April 21.

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