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Lincoln, NE
A 60-year-old female asked:

In right eye moderate glaucoma w/optic atrophy & moderate epiretinal membrane. last 6 mos. colors washed out. is this symptom of membrane or glaucoma?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 53 years experience
Glaucoma likely: Epiretinal membranes cause distortion of the vision but don't usually alter color sensitivity as a rule. Glaucoma causes a loss of photoreceptor sensitivity and as these disappear, the color can be diminished. So glaucoma is more likely the cause of your color washout.
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