Adult-onset vitelliform macular dystrophy: case report

  • Ricardo Evangelista Marrocos de Aragao Universidade Federal do Ceara
  • Ieda Maria Alexandre Barreira Centro Integrado de Diabetes e Hipertensao.
  • Gustavo Jose Arruda Mendes Carneiro Universidade Federal do Ceara
  • Nayara Queiroz Cardoso Pinto Universidade Federal do Ceara
  • Talles Peterson Cavalcante Oriá Universidade Federal do Ceara
  • Jhonatan de Paula Araujo Ferreira Universidade Federal do Ceara
  • Pedro Marques de Mesquita Filho Universidade Federal do Ceara
Palavras-chave: Macula lutea, Retina, Macula degeneration, Vitelliform macular dystrophy, Vision disorders


Adult-onset foveomacular vitelliform dystrophy is a rare disease. It shares heritance features with Best disease. Its onset is in the 3rd and 5th decade, and it is characterized by subretinal deposition of yellowish material in the foveal area. Visual acuity ranges from 20/25 to 20/50, which can be seen in routine examination. Patient remains with good visual function throughout theirs lives. Typically the electro-oculogram may be normal or subnormal. We present a case of adult-onset vitelliform macular dystrophy, diagnosed in a patient with complaint of bilateral blurred vision.

Biografia do Autor

Ricardo Evangelista Marrocos de Aragao, Universidade Federal do Ceara
Faculdade de Medicina, Departamento de cirurgia , oftalmologia.