Pattern macular dystrophy

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What is pattern macular dystrophy?

Pattern macular dystrophy is a genetic disorder that affects the macula (area of the retina that is responsible for sharp central vision) of the eye. A buildup of lipofuscin (fatty yellow pigment) damages the macula cells and causes visual disturbances.

Common symptoms reported by people with pattern macular dystrophy

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with pattern macular dystrophy

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Voltaren Gel)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)

Data from patients with pattern macular dystrophy, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with pattern macular dystrophy

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Voltaren Gel)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with pattern macular dystrophy, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has pattern macular dystrophy on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 0
30s 0
40s 2
50s 1
60s 2
70+ 0
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 0
20-29 years 1
30-39 years 0
40-49 years 0
50-59 years 1
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 0
Female 5

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 2
Not Diagnosed 0

These charts show data from pattern macular dystrophy patients who have completed their condition history
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