North Carolina macular dystrophy

Summary: North Carolina macular dystrophy (NCMD) is an inherited eye disorder characterized by abnormalities of the macula, a portion of the eye located in the center of the retina. The macula allows one to see fine details and do tasks ...1

... More on North Carolina macular dystrophy »

Symptoms of North Carolina macular dystrophy

Symptoms: The signs and symptoms of NCMD vary from person to person and usually do not worsen over time. The main symptom is blurred central vision with normal color vision. Findings on eye exam also vary and can be classified ...2

... More Symptoms of North Carolina macular dystrophy »

Causes of North Carolina macular dystrophy

Cause: NCMD is a genetic condition caused by mutations in a region (locus) of chromosome 6, called MCDR1, between 6q14 and 6q16.2. There are a number of mutations within this region that have been associated with NCMD. This locus ...3

... More Causes of North Carolina macular dystrophy »

Names and Terminology

Other Names: NCMD; Macular dystrophy retinal 1 North Carolina type; MCDR1; NCMD; Macular dystrophy retinal 1 North Carolina type; MCDR1; Central areolar pigment epithelial dystrophy ...4

... More General Information on North Carolina macular dystrophy »

   •   •   •

References

  1. Source: GARD (NIH): rarediseases.info.nih.gov/ diseases/ 9179/ north-carolina-macular-dystrophy
  2. ibid.
  3. ibid.
  4. ibid.

   •   •   •

Note: This site is for informational purposes only and is not medical advice. See your doctor or other qualified medical professional for all your medical needs.