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Emergency eye colour change
  1. Hannaa Bobat,
  2. Jonathan Lochhead,
  3. Phillip Moradi
  1. Eye Department, Isle of Wight NHS Trust, Newport, UK
  1. Correspondence to Hannaa Bobat, Eye Department, Isle of Wight NHS Trust, Newport PO30 5TG, UK; hannaa.bobat{at}

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Clinical Introduction

An 89-year-old man presented to the emergency department with a 3-day history of a red, painful right eye. He reported that over the last few months, the eye had become progressively ‘darker in colour’. He had a history of wet age-related macular degeneration in this eye, which had been treated with intravitreal anti-vascular endothelial growth factor injections until it became inactive 4 years ago, leaving him with long-standing poor vision. On examination, he was noted to have marked iris heterochromia (figure …

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  • Contributors HB was responsible for data collection, writing and editing the article. JL was responsible for reviewing and editing the article. PM was responsible for conceiving the idea for the article, data collection and writing the article.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient and public involvement Patients and/or the public were not involved in the design, or conduct, or reporting, or dissemination plans of this research.

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