macular dystrophy


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macular dystrophy

any of a variety of eye disorders that damage the central part of the retina. Several of the disorders are related to gene mutations that affect older adults, including Sorsby's fundus dystrophy, caused by an excessive growth of blood vessels through the basal membrane, which thickens and bleeds. See also macular degeneration.

mac·u·lar ret·i·nal dys·tro·phy

(mak'yū-lahr ret'i-năl dis'trŏ-fē)
A group of disorders predominantly involving the posterior portion of the ocular fundus, due to degeneration in the sensory layer of the retina, retinal pigment epithelium, Bruch membrane, choroid, or a combination of these tissues.
See: Stargardt disease, Best disease
Synonym(s): macular dystrophy.

macular dystrophy

Any inherited, progressive degeneration of the macula lutea retinae marked by progressive central visual loss beginning in childhood or adolescence. Representative forms of macular dystrophy include Best disease and Stargardt disease. See: macula lutea retinae
See also: dystrophy
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Advanced Cell Technologies, Marlborough, MA, announced the Jules Stein Eye Institute at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) has received institutional review board review board (IRB) approval to be a site for its Phase I/II human clinical trials for Stargardt's Macular Dystrophy (SMD) and Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration (Dry AMD) using retinal pigment epithelial (RPE) cells derived from human embryonic stem cells (hESCs).
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