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Adult Onset Foveal Macular Vitelliform Dystrophy With SDOCT

Written by Larry J Alexander OD FAAO Tuesday, 04 December 2012

This Lesson is a collection of 3 cases that highlight adult onset foveal macular vitelliform dystrophy with SDOCT.

Take Home Points:

- dystrophies present with symmetry while degenerations usually present with asymmetry
- dystrophies are usually more insidious in their progression
- in these cases vision is reduced by a thinning of the retina overlying the dystrophy

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About the Author(s)

Larry J Alexander OD FAAO

Larry J Alexander OD FAAO

Dr. Alexander (1948-2016) was a 1971 graduate of Indiana University School of Optometry. He served in the US Navy then served as a Professor at the University of Alabama Birmingham School of Optometry. Larry contributed to a number of chapters in textbooks and has published three editions of Primary Care of the Posterior Segment, as well as contributed to the professional literature. He also lectured extensively in the area of ocular and systemic disease. His areas of special interest included dysfunctional tear syndrome, glaucoma and macular degeneration.  His lessons are the basis for this site and he will be dearly missed. 

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