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Vaccinations and eye problems?
Hi doctor
In relation to my possible macula problem - my doctor asked me whether I could recall an illness of any sort prior to the onset of my symptoms and I couldn't. But after I left I remembered that I was going to south-east asia and had a bunch of shots, including hep a, yellow fever and thyhoid.

My first "spot" appeared a few weeks after that and I have experienced new ones several times a year in the subsequent years. Have you heard of any eye conditions - i think the doctor mentioned white dots or spots, though she could see no evidence of them - being triggered by vaccinations?

Thank you
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There are several retinal white dot disorders that are characterized by unknown inflammation of unknow cause in the choroid and retina. I do not believe that any are linked to vaccinations.

JCH III MD     Eye MD
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And are these white dot disorders something that would need an FA to see?
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No they are generally visible with the direct and/or indirect ophthalmoscopes.

JCH III MD
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