When Your Vision Is Not Clear….

A soft multifocal contact lens wearer came in for an annual eye examination.    Best corrected visual acuity was 20/20 right eye and 20/50 left eye.   Dilated fundus examination revealed an epiretinal membrane in the left eye, which was the cause of decreased vision.

Epiretinal membrane results when a a thin fibrous tissue forms on the surface of the retina.  Trauma, inflammatory and vascular disease can cause epiretinal membranes.   Sometimes there is no underlying cause.

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