EyeWiki:Featured article/September 15, 2015
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Pseudophakic Cystoid Macular Edema (Irvine-Gass Syndrome)
In 1953, Irvine described a cystoid macular edema (CME) that specifically arised after cataract surgery. Gass and Norton subsequently studied the characteristics of the new disease entity with fluorescein angiography. The occurrence of pseudophakic CME peaks at approximately 4-6 weeks postoperatively. The most common presentation is blurry vision. Less common presentations include central scotomas, metamorphopsia, and mild photophobia.