Late-Onset Retinal Degeneration
Patients with late-onset retinal degeneration (LORD) usually present with nyctalopia in the fifth or sixth decade of life. The fundus shows yellowish-white, punctate deposits, usually progressive and giving rise to scalloped areas of retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) atrophy in the mid-periphery and posterior pole (Fig. 23.1). The anterior segment shows elongated zonules with central lens insertion and transillumination defect in the iris, due to iris atrophy.