central areolar choroidal dystrophy


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central areolar choroidal dystrophy

an autosomal dominant progressive disorder of vision loss with well-demarcated areas of atrophy of retinal pigment epithelium and choriocapillaris.

cen·tral a·re·o·lar chor·oid·al dys·tro·phy

(sen'trăl ă-rē'ŏ-lăr kōr-oyd'ăl dis'trŏ-fē)
An autosomal dominant progressive disorder of vision loss with well-demarcated areas of atrophy of the pigmented layer of the retina and choriocapillaris
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In another case report, full-field and multifocal ERG results of a patient with central areolar choroidal dystrophy showed normal photopic and scotopic responses in the full-field ERG and severely depressed retinal function of the perifoveal macula corresponding to the atrophic area in the multifocal ERG.
Posterior polar central choroidal dystrophy affects a larger area than central areolar choroidal dystrophy and in our case the patient was in the advanced stage.
Autosomal dominant central areolar choroidal dystrophy caused by a mutation in codon 142 in the peripherin/RDS gene.
Autosomal dominant central areolar choroidal dystrophy and a novel Arg 195 Leu mutation in the peripherin/RDS gene.

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