Best disease / Vitelliform Macular Dystrophy - Diagnosis

Dr. Nithin Jayan
Medically Reviewed by Dr. Nithin Jayan, MBBS, DNB
Last Updated on Apr 11, 2013
Average
4.3
Rating : 12345
Rate This Article : 1 2 3 4 5
RSS Email Print This Page Comment bookmark
Font : A-A+

Diagnosis

An electro-oculogram (EOG) is abnormal in all cases of Best disease.

Diagnosis: A number of tests conducted on the eye help in the diagnosis of Best disease. These are:

Electro-oculogram: The electro-oculogram is a test that detects any abnormalities in the function of the retinal pigment layer. An electro-oculogram is abnormal in Best disease even if the vision is normal.

Electroretinogram tests: Electroretinogram tests, which test for macular function, may be abnormal in cases of Best disease.

Fluorescein angiogram: A fluorescein angiogram is a test which studies the blood vessels of the eye. In this procedure, a dye is injected into a vein. With the help of a special camera, the movement of the dye in the blood vessels of the eye can be studied. A fluorescein angiogram reveals abnormalities in blood flow in the macula in patients with Best’s disease.

Fundus photography: The fundus is the inner part of the eye opposite the lens and includes the macula. Fundus photography is used to check for deterioration of the disease.

Optical coherence tomography: Optical coherence tomography, a new non-invasive technique, is also used to identify abnormalities in the eye.

Genetic testing: Since the disease is genetic in origin, testing for genetic defects could help to confirm the diagnosis. Genetic testing can also be carried out in family members to identify the affected people early and to counsel them as necessary.

Help in Early identification of Diabetic Retinopathy

Start screening for diabetic retinopathy and other eye problems in your Clinic or Hospital
We offer an online seamless solution that can benefit the patients. Please fill the form and submit it to us and a representative will call you and Discuss your requirements

Know more about the Sponsor

Contact Details

* Required

Reference:

  1. Best Disease - (http://www.orpha.net/data/patho/Pro/en/Best-FRenPro4510.pdf)
  2. About Best Disease - (http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1227128-overview)

Post a Comment

Comments should be on the topic and should not be abusive. The editorial team reserves the right to review and moderate the comments posted on the site.
Notify me when reply is posted
I agree to the terms and conditions
Diabetes Premium Membership Benefits

Health Topics A - Z

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Medindia Health Topics Search

Genetic Disorders

Medindia Newsletters

Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!

Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

Doctor Search

Stay Connected

  • Available on the Android Market
  • Available on the App Store