Macular Dystrophy

Common Name(s)

Macular Dystrophy

Macular dystrophy is a genetic eye disorder that causes vision loss. It causes damage to the area of the eye called the macula, which is responsible for central vision. When the macula is damaged, people have trouble seeing straight ahead. Vision becomes blurry and distorted. However, side (peripheral) vision is not affected. Vision slowly worsens over time. Unfortunately, there is no treatment available for macular dystrophy at this time. However, promising new research is currently being conducted.

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Macular Dystrophy" returned 165 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Tuberous sclerosis complex with Best's vitelliform macular dystrophy: A combined presentation.
 

Author(s): Abhinav Dhami, P Vijayalakshmi Devi, Muna Bhende

Journal: Indian J Ophthalmol. 2018 Feb;66(2):295-296.

 

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Response to comment on "Multimodal imaging in dominant cystoid macular dystrophy".
 

Author(s): Rupak Roy, Kumar Saurabh, Sourav Bhattacharyya, Nicey Roy Thomas, Kaustav Datta

Journal: Indian J Ophthalmol. 2018 01;66(1):176-177.

 

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Comment on: "Multimodal imaging in dominant cystoid macular dystrophy".
 

Author(s): Koushik Tripathy

Journal: Indian J Ophthalmol. 2018 01;66(1):176.

 

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The terms "Macular Dystrophy" returned 3 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Macular pattern dystrophy and homonymous hemianopia in MELAS syndrome.
 

Author(s): Radua Kamal-Salah, Isabel Baquero-Aranda, María Del Mar Grana-Pérez, Jose Manuel García-Campos

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We report an unusual association of a pattern dystrophy of the retinal pigment epithelium and homonymous hemianopia in a woman diagnosed with mitochondrial myopathy, encephalopathy, lactic acidosis and stroke-like episodes syndrome.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Macular dystrophy associated with the mitochondrial DNA A3243G mutation: pericentral pigment deposits or atrophy? Report of two cases and review of the literature.
 

Author(s): Alejandra Daruich, Alexandre Matet, François-Xavier Borruat

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The A3243G point mutation in mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) is associated with MELAS (mitochondrial encephalomyopathy with lactic acidosis and stroke-like episodes) and MIDD syndromes (maternally inherited diabetes and deafness). Both MELAS and MIDD patients can present with visual symptoms ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Macular corneal dystrophy. Studies of sulfated glycosaminoglycans in corneal explant and confluent stromal cell cultures.
 

Author(s): G K Klintworth, C F Smith

Journal: Am. J. Pathol.. 1977 Oct;89(1):167-82.

 

The inherited disorder macular corneal dystrophy (MCD), a localized corneal mucopolysaccharidosis, is currently thought to result from an inability to catabolize corneal keratan sulfate (keratan sulfate 1). As studies on isolated cells have provided insight into metabolic abnormalities ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

Age-Related Macular Degeneration, Scotopic Dysfunction, and Driving Performance in a Simulator
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Age-related Macular Degeneration

 

Last Updated: 16 Apr 2018

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Two-week Retreatment Interval Study for Treated Age-related Macular Degeneration Refractory to Monthly Aflibercept
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Neovascular Age-related Macular Degeneration

 

Last Updated: 18 Apr 2018

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