Oman’s Ministry of Health clarifies about citizen who had eyesight problems after taking covid vaccine

Muscat: The Ministry of Health issued a statement saying that it followed the video broadcast by a citizen who said that he was facing eyesight problems after receiving the vaccine against Covid 19 disease.

In a statement MOH said: The Ministry indicated that the aforementioned citizen had difficulty seeing after only two hours of taking the vaccine, and he was examined by ophthalmologists at Sohar Hospital as well as by hematologists and ophthalmologists at Sultan Qaboos University Hospital, and he underwent several tests that did not show a relationship between his health issue and the vaccine, and he was given an appointment to visit Sultan Qaboos University Hospital.

It is worth noting that central retinal vein occlusion affects about 2.5 million people around the world, and it occurs suddenly, and it has many causes, such as: diabetes, blood viscosity, infections, smoking, glaucoma, obesity, cholesterol and high blood pressure, said in the statement MOH.

The Ministry of Health confirmed the effectiveness and safety of the vaccines, as well as confirming that there are no recommendations from World health organizations or vaccine manufacturers that any tests should be carried out before receiving the vaccinations.

The Ministry said it monitors all side effects associated with vaccinations, and till now some of those vaccinated have shown only minor symptoms, such as fever, headache, and pain at the injection site.

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