North Carolina's dominant progressive foveal dystrophy: how progressive is it?

Journal Article (Journal Article)

We studied 34 family members at risk of having dominant progressive foveal dystrophy of Lefler, Wadsworth, and Sidbury (also called North Carolina macular dystrophy) and found 17 to be affected. Fifteen of these affected subjects were observed over at least a 10-year period for evidence of progressive macular degeneration. Only one subject showed objective evidence of progressive deterioration in only one eye. Our findings further substantiate that this dystrophy generally has a stable course, contrary to its original description.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Small, KW; Killian, J; McLean, WC

Published Date

  • July 1991

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 75 / 7

Start / End Page

  • 401 - 406

PubMed ID

  • 1854692

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC1042404

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0007-1161

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1136/bjo.75.7.401


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England