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- Causes, incidence, and risk factors
Choroidal dystrophies are usually due to an abnormal gene (hereditary). It usually affects males, starting in childhood.
The first symptoms are peripheral vision loss and vision loss at night.
- Signs and tests
Choroidal dystrophies are usually treated with observation.
Grover S, Fishman GA. Choroidal dystrophies. In: Yanoff M, Duker JS, eds. Ophthalmology. 3rd ed. St. Louis, Mo: Mosby Elsevier; 2008:chap 6.
Review Date: 10/27/2009
Reviewed By: Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, University of Washington, School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.