Adult-onset Foveomacular Vitelliform Dystrophy
Ophthalmic Medical Technology Student
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
What is Adult-onset Foveomacular Vitelliform Dystrophy?
AOFVD is a condition that often presents itself as bilateral oval-shaped lesions within the macula. The lesions are slightly elevated and typically are one third to one half a disc diameter in size. This disease is known to be genetically inherited, and some suggest an autosomal dominant inheritance pattern. Often times the disease can be misdiagnosed as AMD and can be related to the similar appearance of Best’s disease.