We read with interest the recent article by Charkoudian et al1 describing 2 cases of acute retinal necrosis following vaccination with Zostavax and wish to share our own experience of zoster retinitis following vaccination with Varivax (varicella virus vaccine, live; Merck & Co, Inc). Our case is unique, however, in that we identified the vaccine strain of the virus (Oka) in the vitreous of the involved eye.
Correspondence: Dr Gonzales, F. I. Proctor Foundation, University of California, San Francisco, 95 Kirkham St, San Francisco, CA 94143 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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Figure 1. Fundus photograph of the right eye showing extensive peripheral retinal necrosis.
Figure 2. Fundus photograph of the left eye showing the focus of retinitis inferotemporal to the macula.
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