The Human Phenotype Ontology (HPO) provides the following list of features that have been reported in people with this condition. Much of the information in the HPO comes from Orphanet, a European rare disease database. If available, the list includes a rough estimate of how common a feature is (its frequency). Frequencies are based on a specific study and may not be representative of all studies. You can use the MedlinePlus Medical Dictionary for definitions of the terms below.
|Signs and Symptoms||Approximate number of patients (when available)|
|Abnormality of the macula||90%|
|Abnormality of color vision||50%|
|Visual field defect||7.5%|
|Autosomal dominant inheritance||-|
|Cystoid macular degeneration||-|
|Reduced visual acuity||-|
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I'm a 29 yr old male. I made an appointment with a retina specialist because lines appear to look wavy. My doctor said it looks like Best disease but he is not 100% sure. Can it be something else? Is their another illness that's similar to Best? See answer
My girlfriend has Best vitelliform macular dystrophy and I feel helpless because she tells me there is nothing anyone could do. Are there any clinical trials or research studies for this type of disease? Is there any treatment that can help? Also, can you go completely blind from this condition? See answer
My friend has Best disease in his right eye. His vision in this eye is quite stable, although he sees a black spot wherever he focuses. Will his vision remain the same or it can it deteriorate? Is there any way to improve his vision? What are the chances of his left eye also developing Best disease? See answer
Can you provide updated information about Best vitelliform macular dystrophy? Are there support organizations or chat rooms that I can visit to connect with others with this diagnosis? See answer