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Spontaneous resolution of an inflammation-associated epiretinal membrane with previously documented posterior vitreous detachment
  1. Ramin Schadlu,
  2. Rajendra S Apte
  1. Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Washington University School of Medicine and Barnes Retina Institute, St Louis, Missouri, USA
  1. Dr Rajendra S Apte, 660 South Euclid Avenue, Box 8096, St Louis, MO 63110; apte{at}

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Although resolution of idiopathic epiretinal membranes (ERM) with a subsequent posterior vitreous detachment (PVD) has been reported, we report a rare case of resolution of an inflammation-associated ERM in a young patient that was associated with a pre-existing PVD.13

Figure 1 Color fundus photograph (A) and high magnification of macula (D) demonstrates the ERM. Red-free photograph (B). Late-phase fluorescein angiogram shows significant ERM-associated leakage (C). OCT with arrow pointing to ERM (E).

Case report

A 16-year-old white man with a history of intermediate uveitis and negative systemic work-up was seen at the Barnes Retina Institute for marked distortion and decreased visual acuity. Visual acuity was 20/20 in the unaffected right eye, …

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