Medical Retina & the Posterior Segment:
|This 55 year-old man was referred by his optician
because of the above macular appearance which was found in both eyes. His
visual acuity was otherwise normal at 6/6 and there was no metamorphosia.
a. What is the diagnosis?
Adult vitelliform macular dystrophy.
The condition may be sporadic or inherited in a dominant fashion
The visual acuity is usually good initially but progresses slowly over the years to 6/18 to 6/36. In some cases, the visual acuity may deteriorate further due to formation of choroidal neovascular membranes.
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