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Melanoma associated retinopathy and how to understand the electroretinogram
  1. Ruth Dobson1,
  2. Mark Lawden2
  1. 1Clinical Research Fellow, Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, and Honorary SpR Neurology, Barts and the London NHS Trust, London, UK
  2. 2Consultant Neurologist and Neuro-ophthalmologist, University Hospitals Leicester NHS Trust, Leicester, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr R Dobson, Blizard Institute of Cell and Molecular Science, 4 Newark Street, London E1 2AT, UK; ruth.dobson{at}


Melanoma associated retinopathy is a rare paraneoplastic complication of metastatic cutaneous malignant melanoma. It may present years after the original diagnosis of melanoma. Here we describe a patient with this condition who presented with persistent photopsias and visual loss. We will discuss the electroretinographic findings and their utility.

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