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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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.
Key: SLE = Systemic lupus erythematosus Generic Name Trade Name Indication Toxic retinopathy Plaquenil Hydroxychloroquine Rheumatoid arthritis, SLE Tamoxyfen Nolvadex Breast cancer Vigabatrin Sabril Epilepsy anti-convulsant Chlorpromazine Largactil Anti-psychotic Desferrioxamine Desferal Anaemia Toxic optic neuropathy Ethambutol Isoniazid Rifina- Tuberculosis treatment Generic Name Visual side effect Toxic retinopathy Plaquenil Bull's eye maculopathy - blurred vision, altered colour Tamoxyfen Crystalline maculopathy - vision impaired if severe Vigabatrin Field restriction Chlorpromazine Blurred vision, abnormal colour (brownish tinge) Desferrioxamine Acuity reduction, scotomata, photopsia, metamorphopsia Toxic optic neuropathy Ethambutol Isoniazid Acuity and field loss, colourdefect-