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What is Best disease relative to juvenile macular degeneration (JMD)?

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Best disease is the second-most common type of juvenile macular degeneration (JMD). You might also hear it called Best vitelliform macular dystrophy. It was discovered in 1905 by Friedrich Best, a German eye doctor. It may show up on an eye exam between ages 3 and 15, but symptoms may not show up until later.

SOURCES:

MD Support: "Types of Juvenile Macular Degeneration."

Macular Degeneration Foundation: "Juvenile Macular Degeneration."

Macular Degeneration International: "Juvenile Macular Degeneration."

Foundation Fighting Blindness: "What is Stargardt Disease?"

University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center: "Understanding Stargardt Disease."

American Macular Degeneration Foundation: "Stargardt Disease."

Orphanet Encyclopedia: "Best Disease."

Royal National Institute for Blind People: "Best's Disease."

Foundation Fighting Blindness: "Best Disease."

Genetics Home Reference: X-Linked Juvenile Retinoschisis

NCBI BookShelf: "X-Linked Juvenile Retinoschisis."

Foundation Fighting Blindness: "What Is Juvenile Retinoschisis."

Reviewed by Whitney Seltman on August 31, 2020

SOURCES:

MD Support: "Types of Juvenile Macular Degeneration."

Macular Degeneration Foundation: "Juvenile Macular Degeneration."

Macular Degeneration International: "Juvenile Macular Degeneration."

Foundation Fighting Blindness: "What is Stargardt Disease?"

University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center: "Understanding Stargardt Disease."

American Macular Degeneration Foundation: "Stargardt Disease."

Orphanet Encyclopedia: "Best Disease."

Royal National Institute for Blind People: "Best's Disease."

Foundation Fighting Blindness: "Best Disease."

Genetics Home Reference: X-Linked Juvenile Retinoschisis

NCBI BookShelf: "X-Linked Juvenile Retinoschisis."

Foundation Fighting Blindness: "What Is Juvenile Retinoschisis."

Reviewed by Whitney Seltman on August 31, 2020

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