Best’s disease, also known as vitelliform macular dystrophy, is a genetic eye disorder that can cause progressive vision loss. This disorder affects the retina, the specialized light-sensitive tissue that lines the back of the eye. Specifically, vitelliform macular dystrophy disrupts cells in a small area near the center of the retina called the macula. The macula is responsible for sharp central vision, which is needed for detailed tasks such as reading, driving, and recognizing faces.
Currently, the NEI does not have factsheet on this condition.
For more information from other health sites, please visit the following webpages:
Genetics Home Reference, Vitelliform Macular Dystrophy
National Center for Biotechnology Information, Best Disease
Gene Reviews, Best Vitelliform Macular Dystrophy
Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man, Macular Dystrophy, Vitelliform; VMD
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