Best vitelliform macular dystrophy
Other Names for this Disease
- Best disease
- Best macular dystrophy
- Early-onset vitelliform macular dystrophy
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There is no specific treatment for Best vitelliform macular dystrophy (BVMD) at this time. Low vision aids help affected people with significant loss of visual acuity. Laser photocoagulation, photodynamic therapy, and anti-VEGF (vascular endothelial growth factor) agents such as bevacizumab have shown limited success in treating some of the secondary features of BVMD such as choroidal neovascularization (when abnormal blood vessels grow under the macula and retina).
Last updated: 2/13/2015
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