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Best vitelliform macular dystrophy
Other Names for this Disease
- Best disease
- Best macular dystrophy
- Macular degeneration, polymorphic vitelline
- Vitelliform macular dystrophy type 2
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macular degeneration that usually begins in childhood or adolescence and slowly progresses to affect central vision. Individuals typically retain normal peripheral vision and dark adaptation. The age of onset and severity of vision loss are highly variable. Best vitelliform macular dystrophy is an autosomal dominant condition which is associated with an abnormality in the BEST1 (VMD2) gene. There is no specific treatment for vitelliform macular dystrophy at this time. Low vision aids may be helpful.Best vitelliform macular dystrophy is a genetic form of
Last updated: 9/10/2010
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