Adult-onset vitelliform macular dystrophy

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Adult-onset vitelliform macular dystrophy

Adult-onset vitelliform macular dystrophy (AVMD) is a genetic eye disorder that can cause progressive vision loss. AVMD affects an area of the retina called the macula, which is responsible for sharp central vision. The condition causes a fatty yellow pigment to accumulate in cells underlying the macula, eventually damaging the cells. Signs and symptoms usually begin between ages 30 and 50 and include blurred and/or distorted vision, which can progress to central vision loss over time. It is caused by mutations in the PRPH2 or BEST1 genes; other unidentified genes may cause AVMD as well. It is thought to be inherited in an autosomal dominant manner, although not all individuals who inherit the mutated gene develop symptoms.
 

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The terms "Adult-onset vitelliform macular dystrophy" returned 1 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Morphological and functional analyses of adult onset vitelliform macular dystrophy.
 

Author(s): W Saito, S Yamamoto, M Hayashi, K Ogata

Journal: Br J Ophthalmol. 2003 Jun;87(6):758-62.

 

To evaluate the morphology and visual function of the macula in eyes with adult onset vitelliform macular dystrophy (AVMD).

Last Updated: 28 May 2003

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Stem Cell Models of Best Disease and Other Retinal Degenerative Diseases.
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Retinal Disease; Bestrophinopathy; Best Vitelliform Macular Dystrophy; Adult Onset Vitelliform Macular Dystrophy; Autosomal Dominant Vitreoretinalchoroidopathy

 

Last Updated: 21 Mar 2017

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