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Best Vitelliform Macular Dystrophy


Synonyms of Best Vitelliform Macular Dystrophy
  • Best macular dystrophy
  • macular degeneration, polymorphic vitelline
  • vitelliform macular dystrophy, early-onset
  • vitelliform macular dystrophy, juvenile-onset
  • vitelliform macular dystrophy, type 2

Disorder Subdivisions



    General Discussion
    Best vitelliform macular dystrophy is an autosomal dominant genetic form of macular degeneration that usually begins in childhood or adolescence and slowly progresses to affect central vision. The age of onset and severity of vision loss are highly variable. Best vitelliform macular dystrophy is associated with an abnormality in the VMD2 gene.

    Organizations related to Best Vitelliform Macular Dystrophy
    • American Council of the Blind, Inc.
      1155 15th Street
      Washington DC 20005
      Phone #: 202-467-5081
      800 #: 800-424-8666
      e-mail: N/A
      Home page: http://www.acb.org
    • American Foundation for the Blind
      11 Penn Plaza
      New York NY 10001
      Phone #: 212-502-7600
      800 #: 800-232-5463
      e-mail: afbinfo@afb.org
      Home page: http://www.afb.org
    • Association for Macular Diseases, Inc.
      210 East 64th Street
      New York NY 10021
      Phone #: 212-605-3719
      800 #: --
      e-mail: association@retinal-research.org
      Home page: http:/www.macula.org/association/about.html
    • Chromosome
      11435 Cronhill Drive
      Owings Mills MD 21117-2220
      Phone #: 410-568-0150
      800 #: 800-683-5555
      e-mail: info@blindness.org
      Home page: http://www.fightblindness.org
    • Council of Families with Visual Impairment
      1155 15th St. NW
      Washington DC 20005
      Phone #: 202-465-5081
      800 #: --
      e-mail: info@acb.org
      Home page: http://www.acb.org/
    • Macular Degeneration International
      6700 N. Oracle Rd
      Tucson AZ 85704
      Phone #: N/A
      800 #: 800-683-5555
      e-mail: TPerski@aol.com
      Home page: http://www.maculardegeneration.org
    • NIH/National Eye Institute
      Building 31 Rm 6A32
      Bethesda MD 20892-2510
      Phone #: 301-496-5248
      800 #: --
      e-mail: 2020@nei.nih.gov
      Home page: http://www.nei.nih.gov/
    • National Association for Parents of Children with Visual Impairments (NAPVI)
      P.O. Box 317
      Watertown MA 02472
      Phone #: 617-972-7441
      800 #: 800-562-6265
      e-mail: napvi@perkins.org
      Home page: http://www.napvi.org
    • National Association for Visually Handicapped
      22 West 21st Street
      New York NY 10010
      Phone #: 212-889-3141
      800 #: --
      e-mail: staff@navh.org
      Home page: http://www.navh.org
    • Retina International
      Ausstellungsstrasse 36
      Z?rich None None
      Phone #: (0)-44 -444 10 77
      800 #: N/A
      e-mail: c.fasser@e-link.ch
      Home page: http://www.retina-international.org



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