BMJ Case Reports 2011; doi:10.1136/bcr.05.2011.4253
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A patient’s perception of visual problems with epiretinal membrane formation and subsequent surgical interventions

  1. Sunildath Cazabon1
  1. 1Department of Ophthalmology, Countess of Chester Hospital, Chester, Cheshire, UK
  2. 2St Pauls Eye Unit, Royal Liverpool University Hospital, Liverpool, Merseyside, UK
  1. Correspondence to Mr Muhammad Usman Saeed, musmansaeed{at}


We describe visual perceptions of a patient presenting with complaints of uniocular horizontal distortion and binocular central diplopia secondary to an epiretinal membrane (figure 1B,C). A pars plana vitrectomy, epiretinal and internal limiting membrane peel (double peel) was performed. Postvitrectomy, his central vision was distorted and pinkish (figure 1D). This improved, but he subsequently developed a cataract which caused a ‘corona effect’ …

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