Anterior uveitis following combined vaccination for measles, mumps and rubella (MMR): a report of two cases



To describe two children who developed anterior uveitis after vaccination for common childhood diseases.


A retrospective study of two Saudi patients who were seen at The Eye Center, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.


Aged 12 and 14, respectively, the two patients developed anterior non-granulomatous uveitis 6 and 4 weeks after having the combined vaccination for measles, mumps and rubella (MMR). No other definite cause of uveitis was detected from history or from laboratory work up. Both patients responded to traditional regimens of uveitis therapy. However, they required a treatment period of several months.


Anterior uveitis may occur following MMR vaccination. Cases of vaccination thus require ophthalmic awareness if visual symptoms or a painful red eye develop.

Source: Acta Ophthalmol Scand. 2000 Oct;78(5):590-2.

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