Bilateral Cystoid Macular Edema after COVID-19: 1 Year Follow Up


KILIÇARSLAN O., Yılmaz Çebi A., UÇAR D., ŞENTÜRK F., ARAS C.

Ocular Immunology and Inflammation, vol.31, no.6, pp.1236-1239, 2023 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Letter
  • Volume: 31 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2023
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/09273948.2022.2114916
  • Journal Name: Ocular Immunology and Inflammation
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, CAB Abstracts, CINAHL, EMBASE, MEDLINE, Veterinary Science Database
  • Page Numbers: pp.1236-1239
  • Keywords: COVID-19, macular edema, optical coherence tomography, parainfectious
  • Istanbul Medipol University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Purpose: The aim is to report a case of bilateral macular edema after COVID-19 pneumonia. Case Report: A 66-year-old male patient with history of COVID-19 pneumonia presented to us with decreased vision. Examination showed bilateral cystoid macular edema (CME), which was confirmed on optical coherence tomography (OCT). There were no findings in the fundus examination. He had no systemic disease, drug or surgery history, or any factors that could explain the clinic presentation. Work-up for uveitis was unremarkable. After topical therapy with brinzolamide 1% and nepafenac 0.1%, macular edema regressed in a month. Conclusion: This is an unusual case of CME in previous COVID-19 infection. This presentation may be a parainfectious or a post-viral manifestation of COVID-19.