This study aimed to determine whether COVID-19 vaccines are related to an increased risk of retinal vascular occlusion and to raise awareness about the probability of retinal vascular events due to an increased thrombotic inflammatory state associated with COVID-19 vaccinations.
We demonstrated a higher risk and incidence rate of retinal vascular occlusion following COVID-19 vaccination, after adjusting for potential confounding factors. The risk of retinal vascular occlusion, except for CRAO, has been promptly observed in individuals receiving vaccines against SARS-CoV-2. The risk factors for retinal vascular occlusion include diabetes, hypertension, obesity, coronary artery disease, and stroke. To ensure the reliability of the results, we appropriately balanced the baseline characteristics in both cohorts before analysis.
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