Adult-onset vitelliform macular dystrophy
Other Names for this Disease
- Adult-onset foveomacular vitelliform dystrophy
- Foveomacular dystrophy, adult-onset, with choroidal neovascularization
- Foveomacular dystrophy, adult-onset; AOFMD
- Macular dystrophy, vitelliform, adult-onset
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Management for this condition should include a comprehensive eye examination, including dilation, once or twice a year to rule out any possible complications. If vision is impaired, patients should be referred for low vision testing and rehabilitation. Intravitreal injections of either Ranibizumab or Bevacizumab may be effective in the short-term. Transcorneal electrical stimulation has also been found to improve visual acuity in individuals with this condition.
Last updated: 3/31/2014
- Chan, S and Macdonald I. Adult-onset foveomacular vitelliform dystrophy. Orphanet. December 2013; http://www.orpha.net/consor/cgi-bin/OC_Exp.php?lng=EN&Expert=99000. Accessed 3/31/2014.
- Ozeki N, Shinoda K, Ohde H et al. Improvement of visual acuity after transcorneal electrical stimulation in case of Best vitelliform macular dystrophy.. Graefes Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmol. April 19, 2013; 251(7):1867-70. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23604515. Accessed 3/31/2014.
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