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What is Best Vitelliform Macular Dystrophy?

What is Best Vitelliform Macular Dystrophy?

  • Best Vitelliform Macular Dystrophy: Vitelliform macular dystrophy is a rare inherited eye disorder that affects the retina and often results in progressive loss of central vision. The early-onset form of the condition is called Best Vitelliform Macular Dystrophy and usually appears during childhood. The severity of the symptoms of this form of the condition is quite variable. Peripheral and night vision are usually unaffected.

Best Vitelliform Macular Dystrophy: Introduction

Types of Best Vitelliform Macular Dystrophy:

Broader types of Best Vitelliform Macular Dystrophy:

How serious is Best Vitelliform Macular Dystrophy?

Prognosis of Best Vitelliform Macular Dystrophy: Vision deterioration is usually quite mild in the first 40 years of life. The rate of progression varies amongst patients with some cases retaining relatively good vision while others suffer a more rapid deterioration of vision. About 75% of patients over the age of 40 retain visual acuity better than 20/40 in their better eye and about 50% of patients over the age of 50 retain visual acuity of 20/70 in their better eye.
Complications of Best Vitelliform Macular Dystrophy: see complications of Best Vitelliform Macular Dystrophy

What causes Best Vitelliform Macular Dystrophy?

Causes of Best Vitelliform Macular Dystrophy: see causes of Best Vitelliform Macular Dystrophy

What are the symptoms of Best Vitelliform Macular Dystrophy?

Symptoms of Best Vitelliform Macular Dystrophy: see symptoms of Best Vitelliform Macular Dystrophy

Complications of Best Vitelliform Macular Dystrophy: see complications of Best Vitelliform Macular Dystrophy

Onset of Best Vitelliform Macular Dystrophy: usually childhood

Can anyone else get Best Vitelliform Macular Dystrophy?

More information: see contagiousness of Best Vitelliform Macular Dystrophy
Inheritance: see inheritance of Best Vitelliform Macular Dystrophy

Best Vitelliform Macular Dystrophy: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Best Vitelliform Macular Dystrophy.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Best Vitelliform Macular Dystrophy.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Best Vitelliform Macular Dystrophy: Ophthalmologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Best Vitelliform Macular Dystrophy.
Treatments for Best Vitelliform Macular Dystrophy: see treatments for Best Vitelliform Macular Dystrophy

Name and Aliases of Best Vitelliform Macular Dystrophy

Main name of condition: Best Vitelliform Macular Dystrophy

Other names or spellings for Best Vitelliform Macular Dystrophy:

Best disease, Vitelliform Macular Dystrophy [early-onset], Macular degeneration, polymorphic vitelline, Vitelliform macular dystrophy, juvenile onset

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