Eye/optic problems and vaccines
[You give vitamin A depleting vaccines for a disease (measles) that blinds the vitamin A deficient. See: Nutritional medicine for measles]
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"When the live viral measles vaccine is given, it depletes the children of their existing supply of Vitamin A."--Mary Megson MD
"We all know that the vaccinating of the children of Japan against small-pox a disgraceful mass medication spree engineered by our conquering armys medical doctorsresulted in putting eye-glasses on fully 50% of the race that Admiral Perryback in 1870reported to have the "finest eyesight of any nation in the world." --TM Schippell ND
MMR hearing and eyesight loss
 Austrian Court Affirms: School Vaccinations Not Obligatory, Lack of Informed Consent is Malpractice As a consequence of this vaccination, a student suffered an inflammation of the optic nerve. The result was a severe visual impairment causing almost total blindness, with a reduction in employment potential of 90%.
[2012 July] The Story of Lorrin Kain, a Deadly DPT "Hot Lot" and a Mother's Love By Anne Dachel Karen's daughter Lorrin was born in 1994 and was a healthy, normally developing baby until at six weeks of age she received a DPT vaccine from a reported "hot lot" that injured 30 children. (A surrounding lot was responsible for the death of 10 children.) Lorrin was left with extensive brain damage and debilitating physical problems. She was blind and had only partial hearing. She had severe seizures. She was non-verbal and had spastic quadriplegia which left her totally dependent. She endured countless hospital stays, deep comas and months of life support. On December 22, 2009, Lorrin died at her home in the arms of her mother.
[2011 Oct] 'My headache's about to explode': U.S. girls just dropping dead "The adverse-reaction reports detail 26 new deaths reported between Sept. 1, 2010, and Sept. 15, 2011, as well as incidents of seizures, paralysis, blindness, pancreatitis, speech problems, short-term memory loss and Guillain-Barré Syndrome," Judicial Watch said.
[2010 pdf] Francis J.
DiMario et al, J Child Neurol 2010 A 16-Year-Old Girl With Bilateral
Visual Loss and Left Hemiparesis Following an Immunization Against Human
We report the course of a 16-year-old girl who presented with near complete visual loss associated with chiasmal neuritis and a biopsy proven tumefactive demyelinating lesion on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in association with a recent immunization against human papilloma virus. She had received her second vaccination against human papilloma virus 10 days prior to her presentation. Larger epidemiologic studies will be needed to confirm a role of the human papilloma virus immunization and demyelinating disease.
[2009 may] EXCLUSIVE: CANCER JAB HAS LEFT ME UNABLE TO WALK A child specialist has linked the controversial cervical cancer vaccine to a joint disorder that has left a 13-year-old girl unable to walk. Rebecca Ramagge, who has had three doses of the drug in the past six months, suffers agonising joint pains, fatigue, nausea and sight problems.
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hepatitis B vaccine. Am J Ophthalmol. 1996 Sep;122(3):431-2. PMID: 8794720; UI: 96387180.
Berkman N. [A case of segmentary unilateral occlusion of the central retinal vein following hepatitis B vaccination]. Presse Med. 1997 Apr 26;26(14):670. French. No abstract available.PMID: 9180888; UI: 97324783.
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enlarged blind spot. Ann Acad Med Singapore. 1996 Nov;25(6):866-8. Review. PMID: 9055018;
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Kline L, Margulies SL, Oh SJ. Optic neuritis and myelitis
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Simultaneous administration of hepatitis B and polio vaccines associated
with bilateral optic neuritis
EDITOR,-Immunisation against hepatitis B is recommended when there is an
increased risk of contracting the virus because of lifestyle, occupation, or
factors such as close contact with a case. Immunisation against
poliomyelitis is routinely given to infants in the UK with reinforcement
during childhood and then again in the teenage years. For those individuals
at continued risk of infection, further reinforcing doses are given every 10
Both are commonly used vaccines and serious adverse reactions are extremely
rare. We describe a case of severe bilateral, progressive optic neuritis
occurring 1 week after vaccination against hepatitis B and poliomyelitis.
A 44 year old female health worker presented with gradual reduction of
vision in both eyes associated with retrobulbar discomfort exacerbated by
ocular movement, 7 days after vaccination against hepatitis B and
poliomyelitis. Ophthalmological findings revealed visual acuities of 6/18
right eye, 6/12 left eye associated with bilateral optic nerve swelling.
Within the next 48 hours the visual acuities dropped to perception of light
in both eyes with absent direct and indirect pupillary light responses. This
was despite commencement of therapy with intravenous methylprednisolone.
Systemic examination revealed no other abnormalities. All haematological and
biochemical investigations were normal and no infective cause was isolated.
Computed tomograph imaging was normal and there was no evidence of
demyelination on magnetic resonance imaging. Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF)
examination revealed no abnormality either biochemically, after culture, or
on electrophoresis. In addition, CSF pressure was within normal limits.
Visually evoked potentials revealed absent responses. Despite 5 days of
intravenous methylprednisolone (1 g per day) followed by a slow tapering of
oral prednisolone (1 mg/kg/day) her vision remained poor (counting fingers
at 1 metre in both eyes) after 3 months.
The recombinant hepatitis B vaccine has been associated with a diverse range
of isolated adverse reactions but ocular complications are exceedingly rare.
Granel et al attributed four cases of central retinal vein occlusion in
patients under 50 years of age to the vaccine,1 and associations with
multiple evanescent white dot syndrome (MEWDS)2 and acute posterior
multifocal placoid pigment epitheliopathy (APMPPE)3 have been described.
Various related neurological and systemic features of an autoimmune nature
have been reported including CNS demyelination.4 Bilateral optic neuritis
occurs occasionally in acute hepatitis B infection.5 6
Vaccines derived from live attenuated viruses such as the trivalent oral
polio vaccine can cause direct viral infections of the central nervous
system.7 The incidence of vaccine derived paralytic poliomyelitis is
reported as being one in three million in recipients of the vaccine or their
close contacts.7 The vaccine has also been linked to some cases of
Guillain-- Barre syndrome7 but ocular complications have not been reported.
Others such as the trivalent measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccines and
the monovalent rubella vaccine,9 have also been associated with bilateral
The exact mechanisms behind neurological complications following vaccination
are unknown but various hypotheses exist including immune complex mediated
demyelination or neurotoxicity, antigenic mimicry between the stimulating
vaccine derived antigen and normal or altered host tissue proteins,
immediate hypersensitivity reactions, and stimulation of a pathogenic
Adverse neurological reactions generally occur 1-3 weeks following
vaccination which supports the claim that vaccination was the aetiological
factor in this case. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report
of this complication with either of the two individual vaccines. The fact
that there are many case reports describing a diverse variety of systemic
reactions of an autoimmune nature associated with both vaccines also adds to
the claim. Those cases of optic neuritis attributed to other vaccines and to
post infectious optic neuritis generally did better with corticosteroid
therapy than in our case but high dose corticosteroids are generally
considered to be the treatment of choice in these rare but potentially
1 Granel B, Disdier P, Devin F, et al. Occlusion of the central retinal vein
after vaccination against viral hepatitis B with recombinant vaccines. 4
cases. Press Med 1997;26:62-5.
2 Baglivo E, Safran AB, Borruat FX. Multiple evanescent white dot syndrome
after hepatitis B vaccine. Am J Ophthalmol 1996;122:431 2.
3 Brezin AP, Massin-Korobelnik P, Boudin M, et al. Acute posterior
multifocal placoid pigment epitheliopathy after hepatitis B vaccine. Arch
4 Kaplanski G, Retornaz F, Durand J, et al Central nervous system
demyelination after vaccination against hepatitis B and HLA haplotype. J
Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 1995;58:758-9.
5 Galli M, Morelli R, Casellato A, et al. Retrobulbar optic neuritis in a
patient with acute type B hepatitis. Neurol Sci 1986;72:195-200.
6 Achiron LR. Postinfectious hepatitis B optic neuritis. Optom Vis Sci
7 Fenichel GM. Neurological complications of immunization. Ann Neurol
8 Stevenson VL, Acheson JF, Ball J, et al. Optic neuritis following
measles/rubella vaccination in two 13-year-old children. Br J Ophthalmol
9 Kline L, Margulies SL, Oh SJ. Optic neuritis and myelitis following
rubella vaccination. Arch Neurol 1982;39:443-4.
Department of Ophthalmology, Bradford Royal Infirmary, Bradford, West
Correspondence to: Mr Owen Stewart, Department of Ophthalmology, St James's
University Hospital, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS9 7TF.
Accepted for publication 18 May 1999
British Journal of Ophthalmology
Owen Stewart; Bernard Chang; John Bradbury
Children with adverse effects from Hepatitis B vaccine
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