Symptoms & Signs
The first symptoms are peripheral vision loss and vision loss at night.
Diagnosis & Tests
An eye surgeon who specializes in the back of the eye (retina specialist) diagnoses choroidal dystrophies. The following tests may be needed to diagnose the condition:
- Fluorescein angiography
- Genetic testing
Choroidal dystrophies : Overview, Causes, & Risk Factors
Choroidal dystrophies : Symptoms & Signs, Diagnosis & Tests
Choroidal dystrophies : Treatment
Review Date : 10/27/2009
Reviewed By : Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, University of Washington, School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.
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