Bilateral anterior and intermediate uveitis in SARS-CoV-2 associated multisystem inflammatory syndrome in a pediatric patient.



To report a case of bilateral anterior intermediate uveitis after recovery from SARS-CoV-2 associated multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C).

Case report

A 9-year-old male presented with bilateral anterior intermediate uveitis with fluorescein angiography (FA) leakage of the disc and peripheral vasculature 1 month after recovery from MIS-C. He was treated with difluprednate 0.05% in both eyes with resolution of FA leakage, but our patient has required an extended treatment of topical therapy and the need long term immunosuppression.


This is a case of uveitis presenting after recent MIS-C related to SARS-CoV-2. Ongoing follow up and monitoring is required, and it is important for the ophthalmologist and rheumatologist to be aware of this rare complication during the current COVID-19 pandemic.





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Publication Info

Shantha, Jessica, Amit K Reddy, Amol Sura, Adrian Tsang, Kareem Moussa, Nisha Acharya, John Gonzales, Thuy Doan, et al. (2022). Bilateral anterior and intermediate uveitis in SARS-CoV-2 associated multisystem inflammatory syndrome in a pediatric patient. Pediatric rheumatology online journal, 20(1). p. 59. 10.1186/s12969-022-00712-8 Retrieved from

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Amol Ashwin Sura

Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology

Amol Sura, MD (Medical Instructor in the Department of Ophthalmology) joined Duke Eye Center
after completing sub-specialty training in uveitis and ocular immunology at the F.I. Proctor
Foundation/University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Sura completed residency training at the
University of Alabama, Birmingham. He will join Dr. Victor Perez in the Foster Center for Ocular
Immunology at Duke Main, where his clinical interests include all varieties of uveitis, scleritis,
cicatricial pemphigoid, inflammatory ocular surface diseases, and cataract surgery. In his free
time, he enjoys farmer's markets, biking, and eating the samples at Costco.

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