In a previous paper M.P. Chen, Z.-R. Wu and Z.-Z. Zou [M.P. Chen, Z.-R. Wu, Z.-Z. Zou, On functions α-starlike with respect to symmetric conjugate points, J. Math. Anal. Appl. 201 (1996) 25-34] developed a method, using some operators, to deal with functions analytic and starlike with respect to symmetric conjugate points in the unit disc. Then, the same method is employed to functions meromorphic by Z.Z. Zou and Z.-R. Wu [Zhong Zhu Zou, Zhuo-Ren Wu, On meromorphically starlike functions and functions meromorphically starlike with respect to symmetric conjugate points, J. Math. Anal. Appl. 261 (2001) 17-27]. Now, the method can be employed to functions meromorphic harmonic in the punctured disc 0 < | z | < 1. Especially, a sharp coefficient estimate and a structural representation of such functions are obtained. © 2006 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.