Bilateral uveitis following intravenous immunoglobulin administration

Enis D. Kocak, Bob Z. Wang, Anthony J. Hall

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Purpose To report a case of bilateral acute anterior uveitis in an adult female occurring following the administration of intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG). Observations A 44-year-old female patient was commenced on IVIG following presentation to hospital with upper limb neuropathic pain. Within two days, she developed bilateral red, painful photophobic eyes. Examination revealed bilateral acute anterior uveitis and IVIG was ceased. Investigations for autoimmune or infective causes for the uveitis were unremarkable. Complete resolution of the uveitis was achieved with topical corticosteroids and cessation of IVIG. Conclusions and importance Clinicians should be aware of the possibility of uveitis as an adverse effect of IVIG. Early identification of the offending medication and its cessation in this case were associated with a good visual prognosis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)74-76
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Ophthalmology Case Reports
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2017
Externally publishedYes


  • Adverse drug reaction
  • Drug-induced uveitis
  • Intravenous immunoglobulin
  • Uveitis

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