Orphanet: Myopic macular degeneration

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Myopic macular degeneration

Disease definition

A rare, genetic macular disorder characterised by severe near-sightedness resulting from continual elongation of the eyeball. As the eyeball stretches the sclera and retina thin and the macula can tear, causing bleeding beneath the retina. It is a major cause of irreversible vision loss.


Classification level: Disorder
  • Synonym(s):
    • Myopic maculopathy
  • Prevalence: -
  • Inheritance: -
  • Age of onset: -
  • ICD-10: H35.3
  • OMIM: -
  • UMLS: C0730271
  • MeSH: -
  • GARD: -
  • MedDRA: -
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