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North Carolina macular dystrophy

Contributor: Jesse Vislisel, MD

Photographers: Stefani Karakas, CRA, and Brice Critser, CRA

North carolina macular dystrophy is an autosomal dominant condition resulting in congenital, stationary macular abnormalities. These photographs show the varying expressivity of the disease in two family members. Mild disease can present with central macular yellow-white drusen-like lesions at the level of the retinal pigmented epithelium. More severely affected individuals can exhibit severe macular dystrophy, often surrounded by a characteristic white, atrophic ring (visible sclera).

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North Carolina Macular Dystrophy

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North Carolina Macular Dystrophy


right eye
North Carolina Macular Dystrophy

left eye
North Carolina Macular Dystrophy


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last updated: 10/28/2013
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