x

Search for a rare disease

* (*) mandatory field

Other search option(s)

Suggest an update

(*) Required fields.

Attention

Only comments seeking to improve the quality and accuracy of information on the Orphanet website are accepted. For all other comments, please send your remarks via contact us. Only comments written in English can be processed.

Captcha image

Central areolar choroidal dystrophy

Disease definition

Central areolar choroidal dystrophy (CACD) is a hereditary macular disorder, usually presenting between the ages of 30-60, characterized by a large area of atrophy in the centre of the macula and the loss or absence of photoreceptors, retinal pigment epithelium and choriocapillaris in this area, resulting in a progressive decrease in visual acuity.

ORPHA:75377

  • Synonym(s):
    • Areolar atrophy of the macula
    • CACD
    • Central areolar choroidal sclerosis
  • Prevalence: 1-9 / 100 000
  • Inheritance: Autosomal dominant 
  • Age of onset: Adult
  • ICD-10: H31.2
  • OMIM: 215500  613105  613144
  • UMLS: C1536451
  • MeSH: C535358
  • GARD: 10049
  • MedDRA: -

Detailed information

Article for general public

Professionals

Additional information

Specialised Social Services

The documents contained in this web site are presented for information purposes only. The material is in no way intended to replace professional medical care by a qualified specialist and should not be used as a basis for diagnosis or treatment.