The Allahabad High Court in India on Monday, June 28, ordered the district magistrate of Budaun to decide whether a man who was reportedly blinded after receiving the experimental vaccine against COVID or CCP Virus can receive compensation as a matter of law, The Indian Express reported.
Justice Mahesh Chandra Tripathi ruled on a petition filed on April 19 by Prabha Mishra requesting that she be considered to represent her husband, Aishwary Kumar Sharma, for loss of vision in both eyes due to the CCP Virus vaccine.
In the judge’s ruling, he carried the following observation: “In case the petitioner submits a fresh representation along with all relevant medical reports to the district magistrate, Budaun ventilating his grievances within a week, the authority will decide the same in accordance with law expeditiously.”
The petitioner told The Indian Express on Wednesday that her husband, serving as a government employee in Bisauli tehsil of Budaun district, was inoculated with the first dose of the vaccine on February 12 and returned home with a headache, red eyes, and high fever.
After four days, the fever and headache persisted despite taking paracetamol, and he started vomiting. As his vision became blurred she was given eye drops.
Aishwary had no relief and seven days after receiving the vaccine, pus started coming out of her eyes.
Prabha said that her husband has no history of eye problems and that after being referred to several doctors, they gave up and said he would not regain his vision.
She also said that one of the doctors told her that the eye problem was because of the vaccine.
That CCP Virus vaccines can cause eye problems is not new. In May, a WHO database contained nearly 20,000 cases of eye disorders after receiving one of the CCP Virus vaccines in Europe.
The cases included: eye pain, blurred vision, photophobia, visual impairment, inflammation, ocular hyperemia and even more than 300 cases of complete blindness.
In turn, the United Kingdom reported more than 10,000 cases of eye disorders, mainly due to AstraZeneca and Pfizer vaccines. However, there were also cases due to Moderna, although to a lesser extent due to the low number of doses administered.
This number of cases generated much concern both in the health authorities and in the people vaccinated or those who have not yet received the vaccine, since eye disorders were not reported in the clinical trials for vaccines, so it was not an expected adverse effect.
While also not mentioning eye disorders as a possible adverse effect, the Pfizer vaccine does state that “additional adverse reactions, some of which may be serious, may become evident with more widespread use of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine.”
It would not be surprising that there are many requests for financial compensation for adverse effects and deaths caused by experimental vaccines against the CCP Virus due to the more than worrying growth of reported cases worldwide.