A hereditary group of disorders
Macular Dystrophy is a group of disorders predominately involving the posterior portion of the ocular fundus, due to degeneration in the sensory layer of the retina, retinal pigment epithelium, Bruch's membrane, choroid, or a combination of these tissues.
Common types of macular dystrophies are Best's disease, Staargardt's macular dystrophy and bull's eye maculopathy.
The condition is hereditary.
Macular dystrophy is a rare disorder; its incidence is unknown.
Macular dystrophy has a range of effects ranging from minimal vision loss and problems with color vision to significant loss of reading and night vision.
Low-vision devices can be helpful to people with macular dystrophy.