A new study shows that the Covid vaccine is associated with a higher risk of blood clots in the eyes that cause blindness.
The authors found that vaccinated individuals had a higher risk of “all forms of retinal vascular occlusion in 2 years after vaccination.” The risk increased “during the first 2 weeks after vaccination and persisted for 12 weeks.”
Retinal vascular occlusion is the most common cause of blinding. It happens when a blood clot blocks the vein to the eye.
This study was done by Taiwanese researchers from the Chung Shan Medical University Hospital and China Medical University School of Medicine. They collected data on over 95 million individuals.