Macular Dystrophy

Common Name(s)

Macular Dystrophy

Macular dystrophy is a genetic eye disorder that causes vision loss. It causes damage to the area of the eye called the macula, which is responsible for central vision. When the macula is damaged, people have trouble seeing straight ahead. Vision becomes blurry and distorted. However, side (peripheral) vision is not affected. Vision slowly worsens over time. Unfortunately, there is no treatment available for macular dystrophy at this time. However, promising new research is currently being conducted.

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Macular Dystrophy" returned 169 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Primary graft failure after big bubble deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty in macular corneal dystrophy.
 

Author(s): Sunita Chaurasia, Muralidhar Ramappa, Somasheila Murthy, Prashant Garg

Journal: Indian J Ophthalmol. 2018 08;66(8):1196-1197.

 

Macular corneal dystrophy is autosomal recessive dystrophy characterized by deposits of abnormal glycosaminoglycans in stromal lamellae and within endothelial cells. Deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty is successful in the management of this dystrophy. We herein describe three cases ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Fixation behavior in macular dystrophy assessed by microperimetry.
 

Author(s): Wei-Yu Chiang, Jong-Jer Lee, Yi-Hao Chen, Chih-Hsin Chen, Yung-Jen Chen, Pei-Chang Wu, Po-Chiung Fang, Hsi-Kung Kuo

Journal: Graefes Arch. Clin. Exp. Ophthalmol.. 2018 Aug;256(8):1403-1410.

 

To investigate the fixation behavior in macular dystrophy using microperimetry.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The effect of intravitreal bevacizumab in a rare case of retinal dystrophy with secondary cystoid macular edema.
 

Author(s): Mioara-Laura Macovei, Maria-Alexandra Nica

Journal: Rom J Ophthalmol. ;61(2):123-127.

 

The authors presented a clinical case of retinitis punctate albescens in a 26-year-old female patient, with a family history of typical retinitis pigmentosa (father) and bilateral cystoid macular edema treated with anti-VEGF (bevacizumab).

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The terms "Macular Dystrophy" returned 4 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Macular hole-associated retinal detachment in Best vitelliform dystrophy: Series of two cases and literature review.
 

Author(s): Ruchir Tewari, Vinod Kumar, Raghav Ravani, Devashish Dubey, Parijat Chandra, Atul Kumar

Journal: Indian J Ophthalmol. 2018 05;66(5):708-711.

 

Two eyes of 2 patients with macular hole-associated retinal detachment in clinically diagnosed vitelliruptive stage of Best vitelliform dystrophy were surgically managed by 25-gauge sutureless pars plana vitrectomy, internal limiting membrane (ILM) peeling with inverted ILM flap, ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Macular pattern dystrophy and homonymous hemianopia in MELAS syndrome.
 

Author(s): Radua Kamal-Salah, Isabel Baquero-Aranda, María Del Mar Grana-Pérez, Jose Manuel García-Campos

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We report an unusual association of a pattern dystrophy of the retinal pigment epithelium and homonymous hemianopia in a woman diagnosed with mitochondrial myopathy, encephalopathy, lactic acidosis and stroke-like episodes syndrome.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Macular dystrophy associated with the mitochondrial DNA A3243G mutation: pericentral pigment deposits or atrophy? Report of two cases and review of the literature.
 

Author(s): Alejandra Daruich, Alexandre Matet, François-Xavier Borruat

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The A3243G point mutation in mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) is associated with MELAS (mitochondrial encephalomyopathy with lactic acidosis and stroke-like episodes) and MIDD syndromes (maternally inherited diabetes and deafness). Both MELAS and MIDD patients can present with visual symptoms ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

Age-Related Macular Degeneration, Scotopic Dysfunction, and Driving Performance in a Simulator
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Age-related Macular Degeneration

 

Last Updated: 16 Sep 2018

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Two-week Retreatment Interval Study for Treated Age-related Macular Degeneration Refractory to Monthly Aflibercept
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Neovascular Age-related Macular Degeneration

 

Last Updated: 18 Apr 2018

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