Bull's eye maculopathy | definition of bull's eye maculopathy by Medical dictionary
bull's eye maculopathy
maculopathy, bull's eye
An ocular condition in which degeneration of the retinal pigment epithelium in the macular area causes alternating ring-like light and dark zones of pigmentation, as in a target. It may result from drug toxicity or hereditary conditions (e.g. cone dystrophy, Laurence-Moon-Bardet-Biedl syndrome). The main symptoms are a loss of visual acuity, reduced colour vision and aversion to bright sunlight.
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Vaz Pereira C, Franco M, Guerra Pinto R, et al Bull's eye maculopathy
in a patient treated with efavirenz.
Describing his Bull's Eye Maculopathy
as 'living in a small fuzzy world of about 30 to 50 yards', Osborne said that he could not wait to encourage disabled children to take up the sport, adding that he hopes to raise the profile of blind and disabled golf and inspire other blind and visually-impaired people.
Mr Osborne was diagnosed with Bull's Eye Maculopathy
, a genetic form of the more common Age Related Maculopathy, in 2003.