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Choroidal neovascularization secondary to Best’s vitelliform macular dystrophy in two siblings of a Malay family

Authors Alisa-Victoria K, Jin-Poi T, Shatriah I, Zunaina E, Ngah NF

Received 8 October 2013

Accepted for publication 18 December 2013

Published 12 March 2014 Volume 2014:8 Pages 537—542


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Koh Alisa-Victoria,1 Tan Jin-Poi,1 Ismail Shatriah,1 Embong Zunaina,1 Nor Fariza Ngah2

1Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Kubang Kerian, Kelantan, 2Department of Ophthalmology, Hospital Selayang, Lebuhraya Selayang-Kepong, Batu Caves, Selangor, Malaysia

Abstract: Best’s vitelliform macular dystrophy complicated with choroidal neovascularization is rare in children. We report three children from a Malay family of five siblings with Best's vitelliform macular dystrophy, in which two of them subsequently developed choroidal neovascularization. The possible pathogenesis of this rare condition is described and highlighted in this report.

Keywords: Best’s vitelliform macula dystrophy, choroidal neovascularization, children, Malay

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