Pattern Dystrophy

  • Stephen H. Tsang
  • Tarun SharmaEmail author
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 1085)


The pattern dystrophies of the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) include a group of disorders:
  • Butterfly-type pattern dystrophy (Figs. 17.1, 17.2, 17.3, 17.4 and 17.5)

  • Adult-onset foveomacular vitelliform dystrophy

  • Sjögren’s reticular-type pattern dystrophy

  • Fundus pulverulentus


Autosomal dominant Pattern dystrophy 

Suggested Reading

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Jonas Children’s Vision Care, Bernard & Shirlee Brown Glaucoma Laboratory, Columbia Stem Cell Initiative-Departments of Ophthalmology, Biomedical Engineering, Pathology & Cell Biology, Institute of Human Nutrition, Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia UniversityNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Department of Ophthalmology, Columbia UniversityEdward S. Harkness Eye Institute, NewYork-Presbyterian HospitalNew YorkUSA

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